Jack Daniels Moves To Michigan ...... ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JohnHenry, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

  2. MajorNapalm

    MajorNapalm New Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    They probably want to get close to their customers. Save on shipping.

  3. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    It has to do with that fact that their hometown, Lynchburg, TN is supposedly gouging the biggest contributor to the local economy because they think that they can. Obviously, they're liberal economically-inept thinkers who do not comprehend that higher tax rates usually do not equal higher tax revenue. JD should stick it to them and leave entirely! ;) I think that they will move if Lynchburg persists. I'd love it... I'm not a Jack Daniel's fan but I am a huge fan of successful business economic theory and its just application. ;)
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  4. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    A spot on reply ! "Jack's" biggest "ad draw" is "its the water" line ! If they move to Michigan "where's the water" ? Strictly speaking Jack Daniel's isn't a bourbon, its a "sour mash whiskey", so isn't restricted to Bourbon Cty KY, or the 60% corn mash requirement.

    I don't see it working myself. Good whiskeys - regardless of where they're brewed - are the compliation of a lot of brewing and environmental factors; water being an important one, but the climate may be even more so ! JD may be able to ship the makings of its aging barrels North, but can it replicate the TN climate it its new home ? Or find the same sorts of hardwoods to make its trademark "charcoal filter" ?

    Until they got too expensive I used to be an enjoyer of single malt scotch whiskeys. Each had its own distinctive "nose". The same applies to our own spirits ! >MW
  5. vytoland

    vytoland New Member

    Oct 14, 2008
    pour me a jack....i wont talk back:D
  6. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Fun fact: Lynchburg is dry so you can't buy JD there!
  7. Chinook

    Chinook New Member

    Yeah, the water comes form that spring creek thing. It on site at the Lynchburg distillery I believe!

    I dont do the JD much anymore, but...like MW already said...Whadda they gonna do 'bout the water!
  8. holyjake79

    holyjake79 New Member

    Oct 17, 2011
    All this talk is making me thirsty. I love me a Jack and Coke!
  9. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Oklahoma, USA
    Jack Daniels Whiskey, Harley Davidson motorcycles, Colt 45 auto pistols... American icons should not be messed with! Jeez! Is nothing sacred!:eek:
  10. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    And you, Sir, are a barbarian !

    Good whiskeys are meant to be savored sans the concealing overtures of such syrups as "Coke", Pepsi, etc...... Add water - if you must - ( burbon and branch) sits on the lecturn of the Speaker of the House.

    Pressed, I'll admit to adding some ice to my JD libations ! But JD isn't my particular favorite sour mash whiskey either ! Still, (PI), the concept of moving the JD brand north to MI is incomprehensible to real whiskey afficiandos ! IOW, its a TIATP ! >Mech
  11. geds

    geds New Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Amen! If you put Coke in it you might as well put a paper umbrella in it too! ;)
  12. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    "Good whiskeys are meant to be savored sans the concealing overtures of such syrups as "Coke", Pepsi, etc....."

    If you don't enjoy the flavor as it comes from the bottle then you should be drinking something other than what you are.
  13. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    Jack daniels is good, but Rebel Yell is far better. Won't hurt my feelings if Jack moves to Michigan.
  14. Silencer

    Silencer Well-Known Member

    No bourbon made is restricted to any county, at all. Though, anything labeled "Kentucky" is limited to being made in the state, only. But, that can be said true for "Hawaiian" straight bourbon. However, bourbon is limited to the US, because it's an 'official product of the USA" which means no other country can make and label it "bourbon."

    Oh, and Jack Daniels can be labeled as a bourbon, but they would have to stop filtering it through charcoal. This is done to 'flavor' the whiskey, which you can't do, by law, with bourbon. Bourbon can only be aged in virgin oak barrels for flavor, and that's it.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  15. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    I'll disagree on a number of points.

    To be labled "bourbon" the mash must contain at least 60% corn. (BTW, a lot of sugar is added, as well !) The product was named for "Bourbon Cty, KY". And shipping whiskey back to sources of cash money was far easier than shipping corn ! My wife's family traces its heritage back to the "Frese Rebellion" in PA over the Continental Congress's imposition of a tax upon whiskey distilling in western PA.

    Technically, JD is a "sour mash" whiskey, which means its a bourbon - thanks to its percentage of corn in the mash - but not neccessarily a "pure" boubon ! The "sour mash" process adds a percentage of the "spent mash" from a previous batch to seed the current batch, just like "sourdough" bread making. But to afficiados, its an entirely different cat !

    By U.S. law all bourbon whiskeys must be laid down in new charred oak barrels (A lot of which end up being sold to Scotland after emptying.) and aged for at least four years.

    Lots of U.S. history and social science tied up in the making of "corn squeezings" ! >MW
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