|The name of this statue?|
"Jack on the Rocks" of course...
|The original spring used - and still used...|
"it all starts with the water"
|Jack Daniels whiskey goes through a filtration process - it involved sugar maple trees burned down to charcoal and then used as a filter for the sour mash - to turn it into whiskey.|
|Where the charcoal is made - in the foreground you can see the sugar maple cut into 2x2's and stacked, ready to burn.|
|These stacks of cut sugar maple are left out in the |
weather to age them properly.
|The sugar maple charcoal is put into vats - the sour mash is dripped into this 10 foot thick filter and takes about six days to come out of the other side.|
|The charcoal is a bit bigger than I thought it would be.|
|One of the ways you can buy a used whiskey barrel |
in Lynchburg, TN. If you want it whole and
full of aged whiskey it'll cost you $8,000.