In order to meet increasing demand, the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, TN is planning a $140 million expansion.
The investment, announced by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with officials from the distillery’s owner Brown-Forman Corporation, will be used to construct two new barrelhouses as well as modify and expand the existing bottling facility to provide additional bottling and shipping capacity.
The historic Jack Daniel Distillery—the oldest registered distillery in the US—underwent a separate expansion less than three years ago which included the addition of stills, barrel warehouses and related infrastructure. The project represented an investment of $103 million and the creation of 94 jobs. The new project is expected to add 30 additional jobs.
“The bourbon and American whiskey category is booming, and we appreciate the support of our Tennessee state and economic development officials as we work to meet global demand for Jack Daniel’s,” says Larry Combs, SVP general manager Jack Daniel’s Supply Chain. “We are especially proud that this second expansion announcement comes as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, America’s Oldest Registered Distillery.”
In addition to the new barrelhouses and bottling facility modifications, the current expansion will also involve renovations to the visitor center. Last year, the Distillery received more than 275,000 guests from around the world.