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

    This may be old info but I found this comment re Ole Blue Eyes:

    "Frank Sinatra's favorite was Jack Daniels on the rocks, and fellow rat-packer Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed it with ginger ale."

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

    I believe it was the band leader Phil Harris who introduced Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey to the Hollywood crowd. He knew everybody, was a larger than life sort of guy, a national figure in radio and movies and helped the new up and comers like Crosby and, later, Sinatra. Gracie Allen once said Phil was always late for the live broadcasts of the radio Burns & Allen show and when he showed up looked and smelled 'like he'd just left a bar or a woman' . He convinced Alice Faye to marry him (she was the heroine in the first sound version King Kong movie) and during their more than 50 years of marriage always referred to her as "my girl". Louisiana state PBS did a special on Pete Fountain in the 1970s and got Mr. Harris to narrate. There is a scene of him leading a band down the street during Mardi Gras while they were playing 'When The Saints Go Marching In'. In step with the band he pulls out a pint bottle of Jack and takes a healthy slug. On Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

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

    We cannot forget Lt. Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino) in Scent of a Woman having a love affair with Jack Daniels.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    He convinced Alice Faye to marry him (she was the heroine in the first sound version King Kong movie)

    While it's true that Alice Faye married Phil Harris, it's not true that she was in King Kong. That was Fay Wray.

    "sound version of King Kong" implies that there was a silent version. There were no prior versions; the story and the beast were written for the 1933 movie. Willis O'Brien, the animator who brought King Kong to "life", did the wonderful special effects for the silent movie The Lost World, based on the Arthur Conan Doyle story. Maybe that's what you were thinking of.

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

    Yea I think I got that mishmash of ideas from some late night special on Fay Wray that emphasized her silent screen career. I believe the 1933 version of King Kong was issued in both sound and silent versions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    This may be old info but I found this comment re Ole Blue Eyes:

    "Frank Sinatra's favorite was Jack Daniels on the rocks, and fellow rat-packer Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed it with ginger ale."
    From what I understand Sinatra made it known in Playboy magazine about his preference for Jack Daniels in the early '50's and JD had trouble keeping up with demand after that.
    That is when Ezra Brooks bourbon came out to take advantage of the JD shortage. The EB label does look a lot like the JD label.
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    I've always thought that the Evan Williams label looked too much like the Jack Daniel's label to be a coincidence.

    Isn't it sad that the Jack Daniel's whiskey of Frank Sinatra's era is no longer around? What we have is only 87% of what Sinatra had. Such a shame.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CrashRiley View Post
    I've always thought that the Evan Williams label looked too much like the Jack Daniel's label to be a coincidence.
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    Yeah me to, I'm sure it had an influence.
    But of the 3, I'll take EW or EB over JD anytime.
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    Re: Jack Danielís is the best-selling whiskey in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    YBut of the 3, I'll take EW or EB over JD anytime.
    Amen to that.

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

    Yea, too many coincidences, even using a green label for the lower priced version.

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