Lynchburg Tennessee is the home to the world-renowned Tennessee whiskey distillery Jack Daniels. This distillery was established in 1866 and was the first distillery registered in the United States. Jasper Newton Daniel known as Jack was the master distiller for the popular Tennessee whiskey Old No. 7. What does the No. 7 stand for? This was the original number assigned to Jack Daniel’s distillery under government registration.
During the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis Missouri, Old No. 7 won a gold medal and would later go on to win a total of 7 more. The distillery still uses the original recipe which is just the right balance of rye, corn and barley. The unique ingredient in Jack Daniels whiskey is the limestone spring water which is still used today.
The recipe for Lynchburg Lemonade is said to have been made in Huntsville Alabama by restaurateur Tony Mason in 1980. This signature drink became part of a lawsuit several years later when a sales representative for Jack Daniels obtained the recipe after a visit to the restaurant. A year later, Jack Daniels initiated a marketing campaign to promote this as their signature cocktail. Mason sued and won the lawsuit which later ended up being overturned in Appellate court.
A visit to Lynchburg to tour the Jack Daniels distillery is a must. After the tour is finished do not be disappointed when you are told you cannot participate in any whiskey tasting at the distillery. Lynchburg is in Moore county which has been dry since Tennessee enacted the prohibition laws in 1910.
- Collins Glasses
- 1/2 ounces Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 4 ounces lemon-lime soda
- Pour the whiskey, triple sec, and lemon juice into a collins glass filled with ice.
- Top with soda.
- Stir well.
- Serve and enjoy!