Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Jack Daniel's and Water: Drought Threatens Spring Used to Make Tennessee Whiskey
Some people like their whiskey with a splash of water. In Tennessee the question is whether a prolonged drought will cause the Jack Daniel's Distillery to curtail production.
The Lynchburg, Tenn., distiller gets its water from Cave Spring on its property. The water has a low iron content, which the distillery says is a key part of the Jack Daniel's process. The flow from Cave Spring is down by more than a third of its normal rate.
The distillery, other businesses, farmers and homeowners who like green lawns are hoping that rainfall in Tennessee and elsewhere in the southeast returns to normal.
Jack Daniel's has not cut back on production at this point, but is conserving water as part of its plans for dealing with the drought.
Posted by Rick Lyke at 12:36 AM