Jack Daniel’s Launches Limited Edition 150th Anniversary Whiskey

By Staff  |  09/01/2016

Jack Daniel's 150th Anniversary Whiskey

In celebration of its 150th anniversary, Jack Daniel's releases a limited-edition, Tennessee whiskey to commemorate the historic occasion.

The Jack Daniel Distillery was founded in 1866 by young entrepreneur, Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, whose name remains on every bottle still produced at the original distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Master Distiller Jeff Arnett created an exclusive taste profile for this commemorative 150th anniversary whiskey, combining the distillery's whiskey-making tradition with the artistry of modern-day craftsmanship.

True to the process established by its founder, the grain bill for the anniversary whiskey is the same as the iconic Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 -- 80 percent corn, 12 percent barley and 8 percent rye. Each drop was then mellowed through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal, before going into specially-crafted American oak barrels. Once filled, the barrels were placed in one of the oldest barrelhouses at the Distillery where whiskey has matured for generations at an elevation and with the exposure to sunlight that creates the perfect climate for the greatest interaction between the whiskey and barrel.

Barreled and bottled at 100 proof, the 150th anniversary edition offers tasting notes of butterscotch and toffee upon first taste followed by a full, smooth and lingering finish with warm flavors of toasted oak.

The 150th anniversary whiskey is available now at $99.99 USD for a 1L bottle.