Jack Daniel Distillery Expanding Lynchburg, TN Operations
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Brown-Forman Corporation officials have announced expansion plans for the Jack Daniel Distillery in response to global demand for its world famous Tennessee Whiskey. The $103 million investment includes the addition of stills, barrel warehouses and related infrastructure to support the expanding operations and will result in the creation of 94 new full-time positions over the next five years.
‚ÄúI want to thank the Jack Daniel Distillery for its continued investment in the people of Lynchburg and Tennessee,” Haslam said. “This company is an American brand but, more importantly, a Tennessee brand well recognized across the world, making it a global ambassador for our home state. Jack Daniel’s is one of our most historic exports, and it helps us in our efforts to bring new Tennessee products to the world marketplace.”
‚ÄúJack Daniel‚Äôs is a well-respected brand that boasts a rich history filled with Tennessee tradition,‚ÄĚ Hagerty said. ‚ÄúThe substantial expansion set to occur in the upcoming years is tremendous for the community and underscores Tennessee‚Äôs No. 1 ranking for job growth in the Southeast. I appreciate the company‚Äôs continued investment in the state and the jobs created from this impressive announcement.‚ÄĚ
Construction will begin this fall and is expected to be completed within two years. The distillery expansion will be located on distillery property in the Lynchburg area and tied to the same source of cave spring water.
‚ÄúThe expansion will help Jack Daniel‚Äôs continue to bring our distinctive, charcoal-mellowed whiskey to the world and to follow Mr. Jack‚Äôs belief when he said, ‚ÄėEvery day we make it, we‚Äôll make it the best we can,’”¬†Jeff Arnett, master distiller of the Jack Daniel Distillery, said.
‚ÄúLynchburg is proud to be home to America‚Äôs oldest distillery and a world class tourist destination,‚ÄĚ Metropolitan Lynchburg-Moore County Mayor Sloan Stewart said. ‚ÄúAs an outstanding corporate citizen, we‚Äôve built a strong relationship over the years, and we appreciate all that Jack Daniel‚Äôs has done to give back to the community. We look forward to many years of continued success.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúTVA and Duck River Electric Membership Corporation congratulate the Jack Daniel Distillery as it expands operations and warehousing capabilities,‚ÄĚ TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. ‚ÄúIt is exciting to see existing companies prosper. We are pleased to be partners with the state of Tennessee and local leaders as they help existing business and industry invest and add jobs within their community.‚ÄĚ
Jack Daniel‚Äôs Tennessee Whiskey has grown volume for 21 consecutive years, underscoring the brand‚Äôs premium and iconic image. The Jack Daniel‚Äôs family of brands grew global net sales by 9 percent in the last fiscal year.