Jack Daniel's Prepares For Its Largest Expansion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — One of the world's most famous whiskey-makers is getting a $100 million shot in the arm.

The parent company of Jack Daniel's announced a $100 million-plus expansion of its Tennessee distillery Thursday. The investment by Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp. is the largest single production expansion in the 147-year history of Jack Daniel's. It will add stills and barrel warehouses and about 90 jobs at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn.

Expansion work will begin this fall and is expected to wrap up within two years.

Overseas demand for American whiskey and bourbon is booming. Jack Daniel's sales have soared in the past decade as the venerable brand spreads to more countries.


LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Economic Development officials are headed to Lynchburg on Thursday morning to make a jobs announcement at the Jack Daniel Distillery.

The 147-year-old distillery and its employees, along with Lynchburg, have been the focus of Jack Daniel's folksy advertising for years.

Bottles of the charcoal mellowed sippin' whiskey list Lynchburg's population as 361, but the town and county really have about 6,400 inhabitants. The distillery is tucked away on 1,700 hilly acres down the road from the quaint town square in Lynchburg, about 65 miles south of Nashville.

Jack Daniel's is the flagship whiskey of Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp.

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