Jack Daniel's is the American whiskey all know and love. It remains a best-selling American whiskey brand year after year!
Let's explore Jack Daniel's legacy from the beginning to the present.
Jack Daniel & The Beginning
Jack Daniel, formally known as Jasper Newton Daniel, is the man behind the founding of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.
It all started in 1864 when the Reverend took Jack in. The Reverend and "an enslaved man named Nathan "Nearest" Green" taught Jack about whiskey-making. Nathan would eventually become Jack's Master Distiller at the Jack Daniel Distillery.
Two years later, Jack launched into the world of whiskey making, and his distillery became the first registered distillery in the United States.
Jack would eventually leave the whiskey business to his nephew, Lem Motlow. He and his younger brother Jess Motlow, who would become the Master Distiller, saw many trying times during Prohibition and the Great Depression; however, the Jack Daniel's brand made it through and continued to thrive.
Since its launch, the Jack Daniel's whiskey brand has become a worldwide success and one of the best-selling whiskies on the market.
Jack Daniel's Whiskey Distillery & Whiskey-Making Process
Lynchburg, Tennessee, in Moore County, has been home to the Jack Daniel's Distillery and barrel house for over a century and a half. Lynchburg is where all the Jack Daniel's magic happens.
The Jack Daniel Distillery uses limestone spring water to make its delicious whiskey, and it makes all the difference. The current mash recipe is the original recipe that Jack started with. With the perfect balance of corn, rye, and barley, you get Jack Daniel's whiskey.
The whiskey goes through a charcoal mellowing process for roughly three to five days. The whiskey runs down 10 feet of hard sugar maple charcoal to create a smooth nature in the whiskey that's worth it in the end.
The whiskey ages in unique handcrafted barrels that are made of white oak. The barrels are seen as much more than just storage. The barrel is just as much an ingredient as the mash itself.
Jack Daniel's Whiskey
Here's the breakdown of Jack Daniel's whiskies.
Starting with the original, the classic, the one and only, Jack Daniel's Old No. 7. Staying true to how it was done 150 years ago by Jack Daniel himself, Old No. 7 is sweet and oaky and everything you want a whiskey to be. That's how Jack Daniel's remains one of the best-selling American whiskey brands year after year.
Single barrel! Jack Daniel's also has a collection of single-barrel whiskies that you'll want in your liquor cabinet. From Single Barrel Rye to Single Barrel Select, the Jack Daniel's Single Barrel collection is premium whiskey that's meticulously made.
Next, we have Gentleman Jack, the whiskey you reach for when you want something smooth and extraordinary. With decadent notes of caramel and vanilla, Gentleman Jack pays tribute to the founder, Jack Daniel.
Next, we have the excited bonded whiskies. They're innovative and set the bar high for everyone to follow. We have two timeless options, Jack Daniel's Bonded and Jack Daniel's Triple Mash.
Next up, we have three Jack Daniel's Whiskey flavors that are impeccable for sipping on and as the base of a cocktail. We have Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Liqueur, Tennessee Fire Cinnamon Liqueur, and Tennessee Apple Liqueur.
Finally, the Jack Daniel's brand is no stranger to limited edition and seasonal bottles. This includes bottles like the Frank Sinatra inspired Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel's Winter Jack Tennessee Cider.
As you can see, the options are endless!
Refreshing Canned Cocktails
Brands far and wide have made things easier for cocktail lovers who want a cocktail without hassle.
Jack Daniels is no different. With a delicious line of canned cocktails, Jack Daniel's has a few options to choose from to make things easier for you.
Start by filling your cocktail glass with a handful of ice. Over your ice, add your whiskey, triple sec, a splash of fresh lemon juice, and your simple syrup. Give it a stir. Top off with a lemon-lime soda of your choosing and give it another quick stir.
Garnish with a lemon wedge. Serve and enjoy!
Let's keep things classic for our second recipe with a tasty Whiskey Sour. Here's what you'll need to get started: