The history of the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey brand is a long and storied one, dating back to 1886 when it was first officially registered by the U.S. government. It has been a very long time since any sort of age stated whiskey has been released by this distillery – over 100 years to be exact – and it thus rather unique to see the debut of a new 10 year old expression from them.
The new Jack Daniel’s 10 Year Old Tennessee Whiskey, according to those behind it, is being planned as a limited edition offering that will have an annual release. It was developed by current Jack Daniel’s master distiller Chris Fletcher, with it being said by the brand he “evolved the distillery’s previous aged methods by maturing Jack Daniel’s iconic Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey in oak barrels that were relocated throughout the barrelhouse to extend the aging process over the past ten years.”
“Over the last decade, we’ve been experimenting to craft a product that would properly honor the whiskey Jack Daniel was bottling at the end of the 1800’s,” said Fletcher in a prepared statement. “All of us at the Jack Daniel Distillery are thrilled to release an age-stated whiskey for the first time in over 100 years to be enjoyed by all. This product has been hand-crafted by our distillery team in Lynchburg over the last 10 summers all while keeping up with the growing demand for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey around the world.