SIPPING TENNESSEE’S FINEST WITH JEFF ARNETT

The Master Distiller of Jack Daniel’s in his first visit to India, hosted a special ‘Masterclass’ which included a tasting session of the Jack Daniel’s family of brands



New Delhi, India – March 6th, 2018: Jeff Arnett, The Master Distiller of Jack Daniel’s, conducted a very special Masterclass for a walk through of the brand, including tasting whiskies from the portfolio of the oldest registered distillery in the USA.



Arnett is one of only a handful of individuals who have held the title of Master Distiller in the history of the distillery which began production in 1866 and this is his first visit to India.



Jeff, often said to have one of the best jobs in the world, spoke about various aspects on the history and legacy of the oldest registered distillery of USA and the nuanced craft of making Jack Daniel’s. He also gave fantastic insight into his experiences and his life in Lynchburg, Tennessee, a dry county since the early 20th century, which is also the home of the only Jack Daniel distillery in the world.



The Masterclass enabled the audience to learn more about this unique whiskey and one-of-a-kind experience and discover how Jack Daniel’s differs from Scotch and Bourbon. Jack Daniel's is dripped slowly, drop-by-drop, through ten feet of firmly packed charcoal before going into new charred oak barrels for maturing. This special step of charcoal mellowing makes Jack Daniel's a Tennessee Whiskey and renders it a rare smoothness.



The tasting session included Jack Daniel's Old No. 7, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire.



ABOUT JEFF ARNETT

Jeff Arnett was named master distiller of the Jack Daniel Distillery in 2008. His supervision of the entire whiskey-making process of milling, yeasting, fermentation, distillation, charcoal mellowing and maturation ensures the world’s top-selling whiskey label is both in constant supply and true to Jack’s guiding belief that “Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can.”

In 2001, Jeff took his first job at the distillery in quality control and overseeing Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Since then, his work in a variety of capacities throughout the distillery, including warehousing, maturation, distillation, charcoal mellowing management, barrel quality and bottling, as well as being a member of the Master Tasters’ panel, have primed him to spearhead the entire operation. Jeff was honored by Whisky Magazine as “Master Distiller of the Year” in 2017.

Arnett is one of only a handful of individuals who have held the title of Master Distiller in the history of the distillery which began production in 1866. Jeff is proud to accept the enormous responsibility that comes with having one of the most envied jobs in the world.

 A native of Jackson, Tenn., Arnett received a degree in industrial engineering and worked the food and beverage manufacturing industry for 11 years before moving to Lynchburg in 2001. Jeff and his wife, Lori, have two children. When not in Lynchburg, Jeff travels the world as an ambassador for Jack Daniel’s, sharing the brand’s stories with all he meets.
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