Jack Daniel's Tennessee distillery getting $100 million expansion

Jack Daniel's Tennessee distillery getting $100 million expansion

August 22nd, 2013 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

One of the world's most famous whiskey-makers is getting a $100 million shot in the arm, according to the Associated Press.

The parent company of Jack Daniel's announced a $100 million-plus expansion of its Tennessee distillery today, which is about 60 miles northwest of Chattanooga.

The investment by Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp. is the largest single production expansion in the 147-year history of Jack Daniel's. It will add stills and barrel warehouses and about 90 jobs at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn.

Expansion work will begin this fall and is expected to wrap up within two years.

Overseas demand for American whiskey and bourbon is booming. Jack Daniel's sales have soared in the past decade as the venerable brand spreads to more countries.