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Stories always get better in the retelling. And in the case of Mr. Jack Daniel, the distillery that bears his name, and the world-famous whiskey that emerges from the hollows of Lynchburg, Tennessee, there is no shortage of stories to be told. Lucas Hendrickson hosts Around the Barrel, the official podcast of Jack Daniel’s, as we set out to tell those stories. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. Tennessee Whiskey Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof). Distilled and Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee. Around the Barrel is intended for listeners 21 years of age and older.

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    • 5.0 • 157 Ratings

Stories always get better in the retelling. And in the case of Mr. Jack Daniel, the distillery that bears his name, and the world-famous whiskey that emerges from the hollows of Lynchburg, Tennessee, there is no shortage of stories to be told. Lucas Hendrickson hosts Around the Barrel, the official podcast of Jack Daniel’s, as we set out to tell those stories. Your friends at Jack Daniel’s remind you to drink responsibly. Tennessee Whiskey Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof). Distilled and Bottled by Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg, Tennessee. Around the Barrel is intended for listeners 21 years of age and older.

    Nelson Eddy: The Legend and Lore of Jack Daniel’s

    Nelson Eddy: The Legend and Lore of Jack Daniel’s

    For everything we know with rock-solid certainty about Mr. Jack Daniel and the distillery that bears his name, a thousand more myths have popped up over the years. It’s to be expected when the famous square bottle and iconic black and white label, not to mention the whiskey inside, have touched the farthest reaches of the globe. On this episode, we talk with Nelson Eddy, the distillery’s longtime writer and historian, about the questions he gets posed as the keeper of the distillery’s legend, about the true significance of the Old No. 7, and about how what was true in Mr. Jack’s day largely remains true today when it comes to what’s made in and around the barrel.

    • 35 min
    Erik Brown: Creating a Home Away from Home in Lynchburg

    Erik Brown: Creating a Home Away from Home in Lynchburg

    Many of us can find the task of keeping our living spaces nice and tidy for even the occasional houseguest daunting. When your job requires being prepared to welcome guests that number well into the hundreds of thousands, it takes a completely different mindset. On this episode we talk with Erik Brown, the new Homeplace Manager for the Jack Daniel Distillery, about trying to bring normalcy into a pursuit that’s far from normal, about using history to inform the future of the visitor experience in Lynchburg, and about how one makes the seemingly incongruous transition from working around the racetrack to working around the barrel.

    • 30 min
    Chris Fletcher and Lexie Phillips: An eye for innovation

    Chris Fletcher and Lexie Phillips: An eye for innovation

    For far too many in this “new is always better” world, the word “innovation” tends to mean “blow everything up and start from scratch.” When you’re stewards of a brand with more than 150 years of experience and expectation, that definition simply will not stand. But that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t make those adjustments that open up a world of new opportunities.
    On this episode, we talk with current Jack Daniel Distillery team leaders Chris Fletcher and Lexie Phillips about how looking through the lens of innovation not only clarifies the past, but also reveals the future; how one year on Coy Hill can make a big difference in completely unforeseen ways; and how taking things up a notch yields spectacular results.

    • 33 min
    Return of The Jack: Tuffy Stone and Brad Leighninger

    Return of The Jack: Tuffy Stone and Brad Leighninger

    Tradition has always been important in Lynchburg, but after a year in which many of our most beloved traditions came to a halt, they are more meaningful than ever. Fortunately, this past October saw the return of one our most anticipated — the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. On this episode of Around the Barrel, we talk with two people with both deep history and great affection for the Jack – Tuffy Stone and Brad Leighninger — about how this year’s competition was different, how winning the Jack can change a pitmaster’s life in unexpected ways, and how you can learn something new every time you set up and cook in the Hollow.

    • 43 min
    Kenny Coleman – Bourbon Pursuit

    Kenny Coleman – Bourbon Pursuit

    If you want to get better at something, sometimes all you have to do is pay attention. This is especially true when it comes to understanding the complex world of distilled spirits. If you pay attention to every drop of liquid that passes under your nose, over your palate, and into your being, you’ll begin to compile the knowledge and expertise that can only come through experience.
    On this episode of Around the Barrel, we talk with Kenny Coleman, co-host of the Bourbon-focused podcast “Bourbon Pursuit,” about the path he and his cohorts took to gain that knowledge, how listening to their audience encouraged them to share even more of it, and the centuries-long rivalry that can inform interactions between Kentucky and Tennessee gets erased when you’re sitting and sipping Around the Barrel.

    • 32 min
    Descendants of Nathan “Nearest” Green

    Descendants of Nathan “Nearest” Green

    All families have stories. They get passed down so that each generation can better understand who they are and from where they came. For one Lynchburg family, their stories are the stories of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
    As the world recognizes Nathan “Nearest” Green as Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey’s first Master Distiller, his descendants are able to bring their family’s stories to light.
    On this episode of Around the Barrel, host Lucas Hendrickson sits down with Debbie Staples, Jerome Vance, and Jackie Hardin, three of Nearest Green’s descendants who currently work at the Distillery, to discuss their family’s hidden history and the world’s reaction to it, and the inspiring legacy of Nearest Green.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

alamaui ,

Fascinating Take on Essential Americana

An easy listen that showcases the human side of a business that’s more artisan than industry.

MusicBreedsLove ,

Great Show

Love the show and history covered behind Jack Daniels.

Enzo12/18 ,

Connoisseur

Love the history and subject matter along with the guests

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