|Jack Daniels - Family||07th Jun 2013||3x 5cl Miniatures||£ 11.60|
|Jack Daniels - Gentleman Jack||06th Jun 2013||70cl Bottle||£ 29.22|
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|Jack Daniels - Old No 7||07th Jun 2013||70cl Bottle||£ 23.83|
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|Jack Daniels - Old No 7||07th Jun 2013||1.5 Litre Bottle||£ 52.19|
|Jack Daniels - Silver Select||In Stock||70cl Bottle||£ 55.24|
|Jack Daniels - Single Barrel||In Stock||70cl Bottle||£ 43.64|
|Jack Daniels - White Rabbit Saloon||In Stock||70cl Bottle||£ 27.16|
|Jack Daniels - Winter Jack||In Stock||70cl Bottle||£ 17.46|
|Jack Daniel, one of 13 children, was born in 1850. He was raised by a family friend before being hired out to work with the Dan Call family at the age of seven. Call, a Lutheran minister, also owned a whiskey still on the Louse River.|
Over the next several years, Jack learned everything he could about whiskey making from Call. Then, in September of 1863, under increasing pressure to devote his life to lifting spirits rather than selling them, Call sold his still to Jack, who was just 13 at the time.
Jack Daniel, like Dan Call, believed in mellowing fresh whiskey through hard maple charcoal. While this process was widely used, the time and expense involved made it less popular with penny-pinching whiskey makers. But Mr. Jack thought it was essential, so he perfected his charcoal mellowing process back in 1866. To this day, this still gives Jack Daniel's its smooth character and unique taste. In anticipation of government taxes, Mr. Jack registered his distillery in 1866. He was the first to do so. Making it the nation's oldest registered distillery.
Though only 5'2" tall, Mr. Jack's stature as a distiller kept growing. To mark his 21st birthday, Jack went on a shopping spree in the city. He returned wearing a formal knee-length frock coat and a broad-brimmed planter's hat, which would become his daily uniform for the rest of his life. Those acquainted with the man claim, "Once he got something the way he liked it, he never changed it." It was a personality that would characterize his whiskey.
In 1904 Mr. Jack entered his Old No. 7 Tennessee sipping whiskey at the World's Fair held in St. Louis, Missouri. Of the 20 whiskeys from around the world, his was the only one awarded the World's Fair Gold Medal and honored as the world's best whiskey.
Around 1905, Mr. Jack arrived at work early one morning and tried to open the safe in his office. He couldn't remember the combination and so he kicked it in anger. The blow broke his toe and an infection set in. He eventually died from blood poisoning in 1911.
Because Jack Daniel never married or had children, he deeded his distillery to his hard-working nephew, Lem Motlow, who oversaw the distillery through Prohibition.
How old is Mr. Jack?
A town fire that destroyed courthouse records and conflicting headstone dates on Mr. Jack's and his mother's graves have left Mr. Jack's exact date of birth in question. All that's certain is the month of September. But, for an American icon like Mr. Jack, one day isn't enough time to celebrate his life, anyway.
If you didn't already know, Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel was a real person. And in case you're curious, here's his family tree. His father was Calaway Daniel. When you go to the Calaway Daniel family tree, look for Jasper Newton in the list of thirteen children. You can also trace Lynne Tolley's tie to Mr. Jack. Start with Calaway Daniel and then find his daughter Finetta Josephine Daniel (Lynne's great-grandmother). Finetta was the mother of Lem Motlow and Lillian Elizabeth Motlow (Lynne's grandmother). Lillian was the mother of James Conner Tolley (Lynne's father). And that's how Lynne Tolley came to have Jack Daniel in her blood. The rest of us will have to be content to have his spirit in our blood.
Though he is still with us in spirit, Jack Daniel died in 1911. He's buried in Lynchburg. It's the headstone with the two chairs. Mr. Jack never married, but the chairs were placed there for the many ladies who mourned his passing.
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