In 1909, three years after Mr Jack deeded his distillery over to his nephew Lem Motlow, Tennessee went dry and the Jack Daniel Distillery closed its doors.
Ten years later the entire country followed suit and passed an amendment to the U.S. constitution that ushered in National Prohibition. And even when Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the folks of Moore County decided to stick with it a while….and a while has lasted right up until the present day.
Thankfully Lem worked hard to reopen the distillery, and when it did he insisted the whiskey be made just as his uncle Jack had made it. We appreciate Mr Lem’s dedication, we’re sure he’d be proud to know we’ve remained true to Jack’s recipe and mellowing methods. You could say, that it's changing that is prohibited.