The Jack Daniel Distillery announced today that its limited, one-of-a-kind Master Distiller #1 bottle honoring the company’s founder will be available nationwide this fall at retail locations across the United States.
Previously available at only duty-free shops and in Tennessee, the 86-proof, 750ml bottles are currently hitting shelves around the country with a suggested retail price of $24.99.
The Master Distiller No. 1 package — in tribute to the distillery’s founder and first distiller, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel” — is the first in a new limited edition series that will recognize the seven men who have served in the position since the distillery began making whiskey nearly 150 years ago.
The collection comes in a gift box bearing the likeness of the master distiller being honored, and each bottle will be sequentially numbered on the back label with the chronological ranking of the designated individual being recognized prominently on the front label. In addition, each package will include a QR Code where consumers can download a video tribute for each distiller.
“Throughout the history of Jack Daniel’s there have only been seven master distillers,” said Phil Epps, Group Brand Director for Jack Daniel’s. “They have all been dedicated to the craft of good whiskey making and following Mr. Jack’s guiding words of ‘every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can.’
“We can’t think of a better way to honor them than with this collectible expression of the brand that not only contains great Tennessee whiskey, but the stories behind the men who’ve made Jack Daniel’s what it is today.”
The Jack Daniel’s Master Distillers
Jack Daniel 1866 – 1911
Jess Motlow 1911 – 1941
Lem Tolley 1941 – 1964
Jess Gamble 1964 – 1966
Frank Bobo 1966 – 1988
Jimmy Bedford 1988 – 2008
Jeff Arnett 2008 – present