Jack Daniel registered his distillery in 1866 - which makes it
the oldest in the US. The site has been fully operational ever
since, and even today it is still the only distillery where Jack
Daniel's Whisky is produced. The site was chosen because it is
close to a small cave, which pumps out virtually iron-free water at
a constant temperature. This water is used in the whisky
production, and is believed to contribute to its unique taste.
The distillery is now recognised as a National Historic Site,
and has a visitor centre containing significant artefacts relating
to Jack Daniel and his work. Ironically, for such a famous
distillery, it is located in Lynchburg in Tennessee - which is in a
dry county. This means that, whilst Jack Daniel's Whisky is made in
Tennessee and exported all over the world, it cannot be bought or
sold in its 'home' town!