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August 26, 2013

Jack Daniels Distillery announces Lynchburg expansion investment

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with Brown-Forman Corporation officials Thursday to announce expansion plans for the Jack Daniel Distillery. The expansion is in response to global demand for its world famous Tennessee Whiskey. The $103 million investment includes the addition of stills, barrel warehouses and related infrastructure to support the expanding operations, and will result in the creation of 94 new full-time positions over the next five years.

“I want to thank the Jack Daniel Distillery for this announcement and their continued investment in the people of Lynchburg and Tennessee. “This company is an American brand but, more importantly, a Tennessee brand well recognized across the world, making it a global ambassador for our home state. Jack Daniel’s is one of our most historic exports, and it helps us in our efforts to bring new Tennessee products to the world marketplace,” Haslam said.

“Jack Daniel’s is a well-respected brand that boasts a rich history filled with Tennessee tradition.  “The substantial expansion set to occur in the upcoming years is tremendous for the community and underscores Tennessee’s No. 1 ranking for job growth in the Southeast. I appreciate the company’s continued investment in the state and the jobs created from today’s impressive announcement,” Hagerty said.

Construction will begin this fall and is expected to be completed within two years. The distillery expansion will be located on distillery property in the Lynchburg area and tied to the same source of cave spring water.

Jack_Daniels_Master_Distiller_Serie_No_1_1_0_Liter_12379“The demand for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey worldwide speaks volumes for the craftsmanship and specialness of a spirit distilled from a small cave spring hollow in Tennessee.  “The expansion will help Jack Daniel’s continue to bring our distinctive, charcoal-mellowed whiskey to the world and to follow Mr. Jack’s belief when he said, ‘Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can,’”Jeff Arnett, master distiller of the Jack Daniel Distillery, said.

“Lynchburg is proud to be home to America’s oldest distillery and a world class tourist destination. “As an outstanding corporate citizen, we’ve built a strong relationship over the years, and we appreciate all that Jack Daniel’s has done to give back to the community. We look forward to many years of continued success,” declared Metropolitan Lynchburg-Moore County Mayor Sloan Stewart.

“TVA and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation congratulate the Jack Daniel Distillery as it expands operations and warehousing capabilities. “It is exciting to see existing companies prosper. We are pleased to be partners with the state of Tennessee and local leaders as they help existing business and industry invest and add jobs within their community,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley added.

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