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  1. #11
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    I had a sample of JD Silver Select thanks to Chuck, and it was mighty good - but I'd just as soon get Dickel Barrel Select (or even #12) for those times that I want a Tennessee whiskey.

    It's funny (in an almost sad way) that JD has that big screaming outlaw image when it's watered down to the minimum strength that can be still called whiskey!
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

  2. #12
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by CrispyCritter View Post
    ...It's funny (in an almost sad way) that JD has that big screaming outlaw image when it's watered down to the minimum strength that can be still called whiskey!
    I've thought the very same thing. Not exactly in the same league as candy cigarettes but gettin' there.

  3. #13
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    What I get out of this is that Jack Daniel's is the best selling whiskey in the world.

    Tim
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  4. #14
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    heh. guess my switch to knob creek in college, followed by my swearing JD off when they dropped the proof AGAIN, didn't really have the effect I hoped it might. And in college, I really drank a lot of jack daniels.

  5. #15
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    With Jack getting people to accept American whiskey they'll sooner or later try bourbon.
    And those who do try bourbon and want a whiskey for taste and not for a cool image, will stay with bourbon.
    Once upon a time...Jack Daniels, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...by Jim Beam.
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  6. #16
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Probably more than just "bottled" by Jim Beam, as I assume this was produced before Tennessee repealed its state prohibition.

  7. #17
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Chuck,
    More than likely it is bourbon from the time after Tennessee went dry (1910) and before prohibition. That is when they moved headquarters to Kentucky and warehoused in Missouri. Most of the whiskey stored in St. Louis was stolen during prohibition and what was left was bought by Schenly. When Lem Motlow complained to Schenley about using the name, they researched the trademark and found that only "Old No. 7" was trademarked and sold their whiskey as "Jack Daniels Old No. 8". Neddless to say this shabby treatment came back to haunt them when they were bidding for the brand and distillery against Brown-Forman in the 1950's. Schenley offered more money but the family sold it to Brown-Forman anyway. I am sure they remembered the way Schenley treated Lem in the 30's and did not want anything to do with Schenley. As a result, Schenley built the Dickel distillery.

    As a side note, Lem Motlow also asked Schenley for help in rebuilding the distillery after prohibition and they once again treated hin pretty badly, treating him as some hick distiller with a dime a dozen type brand of whiskey. If they had helped Motlow in the 30's, the history of Jack Daniels would be very different today and it probably would not be the biggest selling whiskey in the world.

    Mike Veach

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    ebay auction conclusion--JD Green label--Jim Beam

    Quote Originally Posted by boone View Post
    Once upon a time...Jack Daniels, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey...by Jim Beam.

    And.............the conclusion of the auction!
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  9. #19

    Re: Jack Daniel’s is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    If I'm not mistaken, the winning bidder shares a moniker with one of the Lynchburg stores raided last month. I think I'd store it outside of Tennessee this time.
    http://www.sullysgifts.com/about.html
    Tim

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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quantity goes for quality.With good merchandising is a world to win,did those earthlings ever heard of Dickel?
    Eric.
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