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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Jack Daniels Drying Up? NOOOOO!

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    Is Jack Daniels Drying Up?
    Posted: 9:20 AM Jun 12, 2007
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    Drought conditions can be felt all over the country and locally as well. The drought is also impacting Tennessee, with no signs of letting up and it’s hitting businesses right where they make their living.

    Jack Daniels water supply is running low and putting the century-plus whiskey business in jeopardy.

    Jerry Hamilton is the distillery plant manager for Jack Daniels. He checks the progress of the whiskey being made at the Lynchburg distillery. While doing so he finds a small problem - wasting water.

    The water here has become a precious commodity. The water source for the whiskey is a spring flowing through the Jack Daniels property. For more than 140 years this spring, known as Cave Spring, has been the water supply for Jack Daniels. It is one of the most essential parts of the whiskey’s recipie.

    “Cave Spring as most people know is iron free and because it is iron free, it tends to schew the firmentation just a little bit and allows us to produce Jack Daniels as we know Jack Daniels,” Hamilton explained.

    But this year there is a problem - that water supply is starting to flow less and less. Hamilton said the drought Tennessee is in is taking a toll on Cave Spring.

    “Water flow is down substantially. I would say at least one third to half of what we normally see,” Hamilton said.

    To the people who make Jack Daniels, all water is not created equal. It takes a special kind to make this whiskey and they say it’s only here in this cave. For that reason they have started conserving as much as they can. Using the water only for the whiskey and nothing else and even finding ways to cut back on the amount used in the process.

    What will happen if the spring goes dry?

    “If we can’t use what it takes to make Jack Daniels I suspect we won’t make Jack Daniles until we get all the ingredients we need,” Hamilton said.

    Moore County ironically it is a dry county. You can’t buy a drink here, but if this drought continues that term “dry” could take on a whole new meaning.
    Hopefully this tragedy will be averted

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    It's dry down here, hell were still on fire. We need the rain, dance people dance.

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    OMG.

    *thunk*

    Egad. I am so gonna stock up tomorrow! This is unthinkable!

    Yes! Dance, people, dance! Make it rain, Foo, make it rain! Arrrrgggghhhhhhhhh!
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    No JD?!? This cannot be allowed to happen.
    Rain, dammit, rain!!!
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    Looks like I'll be grabbing some this weekend...

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    I think I have drank my lifetime limit of JD already.

    But I think it is still a shame!! As I look at my Jack Daniels wall hanging and think about my Jack Daniels collection.
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    Jack Daniels...pshaw!

    Let me know if this starts to affect Makers Mark or Wild Turkey. Then it's cause for concern.
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    I've never had Jack Daniels. Perhaps I should before it's too late...

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    If Knob Creek starts to dry up, then I'll weep my crocodile tears and reach for the rum.
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    It's just whiskey right?


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    Quick!! Everyone buy up Jack Daniels before thiere is a world shortage!!!!!!!!

    Before you know it you'll only be able to pick up a 750ml bottle on eBay for $750!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    It's just whiskey right?
    Show some respect, you! Jack Daniels is as American (well, USian, at least) as Mom and apple pie!

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    I hope it doesn't affect any GOOD whiskeys.
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    Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I hope it doesn't affect any GOOD whiskeys.
    +1.

    JD is piss.

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    That $@#&^ is too expensive for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    I've never had Jack Daniels. Perhaps I should before it's too late...
    The New Years when I was about to turn 20. Have not touched JD since. Two nights like that and I'd need detox. Jack can bring you , one step closer to your god. No thanks. I go for milder stuff, ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    +1.

    JD is piss.
    You Canucks make the good stuff.
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    Would rather have glenlivet, I notice a lot of people seem to drink JD & coke, I guess it is not good nenough to drink neat!!!!

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    It's summertime.

    Gin + Tonics for everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    +1.

    JD is piss.
    +1 too

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingscotsman
    Would rather have glenlivet, I notice a lot of people seem to drink JD & coke, I guess it is not good nenough to drink neat!!!!
    Argh. Can't drink anything in JackBlack. Just want it straight. By the way, JD green label sucks donkey bawls. Jack black is the only way to go. Mind you, I like other whiskeys, too, but this thread is about the potential demise or shortage of JD. And that, for this suth'un gal, is one helluva shame.

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    You are the only person I know that drinks JD straight, so many people seem to put coke in it.

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    Dang drunks drank it all!

    S'ok, I'll stick with me single malt scotches.


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    Bleah. If you're gonna drink Coke, drink Coke. If you're gonna drink Jack, drink Jack, dammit.

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