These are all of the commemorative bottles of Jack Daniel's Distillery History, and their background story.
1970s and 1980s
The Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, was famous for more than just its coffee.
Before 1871, the area that comprises Lynchburg and portions of Moore County was part of the larger Lincoln County, and “Belle of Lincoln” was one of the earliest names under which Jack Daniel sold his whiskey.
Since the 1904 World’s Fair introduced Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey to the world, it only seemed right that the Distillery commemorate the occasion of a World’s Fair held in Mr. Jack’s home state.
In 1907, Jack Daniel traveled to Nashville to hear President Theodore Roosevelt speak.
When Jack Daniel opened The White Rabbit and Red Dog saloons in Lynchburg in 1892, he thought of a novel way to attract people to the town square.
In Mr. Jack’s day, the Cumberland River was a major thoroughfare for riverboats hauling cotton, tobacco and passengers, with Nashville being a major port of call.
In 1904, Jack Daniel surprised the entire world (with the exception of the folks from Tennessee, of course) by winning the Gold Medal for best whiskey in the competition at the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.
On the 75th anniversary of the 21st Amendment, we commemorate the occasion knowing that if not for the national repeal of prohibition back in 1933, Mr. Jack’s Distillery wouldn’t be up and running today.
Twenty-eight years after Prohibition closed the doors to the Jack Daniel Distillery, the Distillery returned to making whiskey the way Mr. Jack did. This bottle celebrates the repeal of prohibition and to the reopening of the Jack Daniel Distillery.