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August 05, 2007

Did You Know? - Jack Daniels

This is the first of a series of "Did You Know?". This will be information about the world of spirits. I will be featuring a different spirit in each "Did You Know" blog.

Quite a bit of the facts featured was information obtained at the Professional Bartending Schools of America Leadership Conference held annually.

Did You Know? Jack Daniels

Won Five Gold Medals

1904: First gold medal won by Jack Daniel’s Whiskey at the World’s Fair in St. Louis.

1905: First international gold medal won by Mr. Jack in Liege, Belgium.

1913: Lem Motlow entered Jack Daniel’s Whiskey and won this gold medal in Ghent, Belgium.

1914: Gold medal awarded during the Anglo-American Exposition in London, England.

1981: Gold medal with palm leaves from Institut Pour Les Selections De La Qualite, Amsterdam.

Purchased His First Still From A Preacher!
At the time Jack was only 13 years old

Jack Died Because He Kicked His Safe

One morning Jack went to his office and attempted to open his safe. However he couldn't seem to remember the combination. In his frustration, he swiftly gave the safe the boot. This led to a broken toe and eventually a bad infection that took Jack's life in the year of 1911.

Jack Left His Distillery To Lem Motlow

Lem Motlow was Jack's hard working cousin. You can see his name on the front label of Jack Daniels Old No. 7

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