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Jack Daniel's Antique Bottles and Jugs
American White Oak barrels, with the interior surface charred, have always been used to age Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel's whiskey ages at least four years, during which time the seasonal weather changes expand and contract the whiskey through the char into the wood itself. This natural action not only matures and mellows the whiskey, but gives it its distinctive red colour as well.
When 11-year-old Jack Daniel hired out to Dan Call as an apprentice distiller in 1857, they sold their whiskey direct to Lynchburg customers from wooden containers like these above photo.
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