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Jack Daniel To Undergo $140 Mill. Expansion

Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 16:30:32-05

Governor Bill Haslam announced a $140 million expansion project  to the historic Jack Daniel Distillery to help meet global demand for prized Tennessee Whiskey.

The investment has been set to construct two new barrelhouses, expand the bottling facility and support the increasing number of visitors to the facility.

“Jack Daniel’s is a Tennessee tradition that was born in one of Tennessee’s smallest counties and has grown into a globally recognized brand. That says a lot about the quality and commitment of Moore County’s workforce,” Haslam said.

Officials said more than 275,000 tourists from around the world visited the distillery in Lynchburg last year.

Officials with Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman, the company that owns the distillery, said the expansion will create 30 new jobs in Moore County.

“The bourbon and American whiskey category is booming, and we appreciate the support of our Tennessee state and economic development officials as we work to meet global demand for Jack Daniel’s,” said Larry Combs, SVP General Manager Jack Daniel’s Supply Chain.

The distillery underwent a $103 million expansion project less than three years ago that added stills, barrel warehouses and related infrastructure. Officials said that investment created 94 jobs.

The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the U.S. To learn more about the distillery or take a tour, click here.