The practice of making whiskey appears universal to human civilization, it is engrained in the social, political and cultural fabric of virtually every region. As they carved out homesteads, farms, towns and communities, the art of distilling found itself somewhere within those top priorities. During and after the Revolution, farmers found whiskey more convenient, and cost effective, to transport than their corn.
This is how the brand achieved its iconic status.
Probably far more important for brand-owner Brown-Forman was that he adopted the nickname Jack. We tell our story truthfully and it all comes back to Lynchburg and this image of small town America. His proposal was rejected.
The brand has certainly seeped its way into American popular culture.
Sales grew steadily though supply failed to keep up until the mids. Demand was stoked by adverts that proclaimed: Hayes joined the company a year later just as exports were starting. Last year the brand broke through the million case barrier in Britain — its biggest export market, followed by Germany, France and Australia.
It also used the distribution channels of its recently-acquired Southern Comfort to reach foreign consumers who had never tasted American whiskey before.
Soon they began to embrace Jack, especially when sweetened with Coke. Or in the words of a famous advert: This duality needs careful handling by the marketing team. Swing too close to Keith Richards brandishing a joint and a bottle of Jack, and conservative drinkers swing the other way.
With social media still in nappies, negative comment was muted, and nothing to match the on-line barrage that hit Beam. The financial crash of caused distillers like Brown-Forman to reduce fillings. Prices were kept competitive and for a while the whiskey market stalled before it bounced back with a vengeance four years ago.
There have been calls to allow the use of refill barrels for Tennessee whisky which must have panicked Scotch whisky distillers given their reliance on American cast-offs, but Brown-Forman is firmly against such a move.
Fuelling the boom has been flavoured whiskey. And will it cannibalise the rest of the portfolio? In April it was joined by the cinnamon-infused Tennessee Fire which is carefully being rolled out across America.Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is packaged in its distinctive square bottles and as of April 30, , there was a total of 11 million cases of the Black Label product sold.
The Early History of Jack Daniel’s.
Jack Daniels was founded by Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel. His date of birth is not exactly clear. Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel (c. September – October 9, ) was an American distiller and businessman, best known as the founder of the Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery..
Biography. Daniel was the youngest of ten children born to Calaway and Lucinda Matilda (née Cook) Daniel. He was of Scots-Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent; his grandfather, Joseph "Job" Daniel, was born.
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