Friday, June 15, 2007

precious water

A drought in nearby Lynchburg, Tennessee is putting the production of legendary Jack Daniel's whiskey at risk according to this news story.

The spring that normally puts out 800 gallons a minute may dry up, and the distillery is conserving the precious water.

You will have to show your ID to even get onto the website (well, input your birthdate at least), where you can read all about the history of the distillery.

This water flows year-round at 800 gallons per minute at a constant temperature of 56° and is virtually iron free. It’s the reason why the Distillery was located in this spot originally – and why it’s remained there ever since. Just outside the cave you’ll find a statue of Jack Daniel. The man himself, standing guard over this prized spring.

The distillery has tours, open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, 9 to 4:30, check it out!


Motherkitty said...

Yes, we are also in a drought. Terrible weather patterns all over the country. Global warming or just el nino?

Have you visited the distillery? If you did, did you get a sample? I don't drink whiskey, but if I did visit, I would have to try it just once.

Carrie said...

I wonder if they are open on Sundays? =p