Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Series
Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Series the third of only seven men to have served as Master Distiller is Lemuel “Lem” Tolley. As Mr. Jack’s grandnephew Lem carried a determination to continue the tradition of making Jack Daniel’s with the consistency of those before him.
Created to honor each of the seven Master Distillers at Jack Daniel’s, the third in the series is dedicated to Lemuel “Lem” Tolley. He was the grandnephew of Jack himself and held the position from 1941 and 1964.
Overseeing production during Brown-Forman’s purchase of the Tennessee distillery in 1956. From what we gather, he was a “stern” fella determined to increase the distillery’s whiskey production without compromising on quality.
Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Series No.3 Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: Quite light and smooth with plenty of sweetness. Hints of dry spice and oily nuts, a touch of smoke.
Palate: Smooth and soft with notes of banana milkshake, a mixed nut note, a touch of caramel with crème anglaise.
Finish: A little cereal sweetness and toasty oak.
Born on September 5, 1850, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was the youngest of ten children. His parents were of Scottish and Irish descent, and in keeping with his rich cultural heritage, Daniel opened a distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in 1866.
His eponymous distillery was the first registered distillery in the country (at the time, distilleries were required to register with the federal government, and Jack Daniel Distillery was given Registered Distillery Number 1). Today, Jack Daniel Distillery is one of the most distinguished and recognizable names in the spirits industry.