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Around the Barrel with Jack Daniel's

An Arts, Food and History podcast featuring Lucas Hendrickson
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It has always taken a fair amount of time to craft a product like Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7. It also takes a lot of experience, talent, and of course, patience, to find opportunities to develop a new form of excellence within those toasted white
Sometimes it takes venturing out in the world to appreciate things closer to home. But that experience can be invaluable when your role at home involves making others from across the globe feel at home, in your home. On this episode, we talk wi
Lexie Phillips didn’t set out to be a trailblazer, role model, or pioneer. But when she was named Jack Daniel’s Assistant Distiller in the fall of 2020, she ended up as just that. On this episode, Lexie returns to Around the Barrel to talk abou
Spirits have always been a great way to bring people together. Over fifteen years ago, Mark Gillespie discovered that simply talking about them was just as effective. Gillespie launched WhiskyCast, one of the original spirits podcasts, in 2005
The story of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has been told for years, but for the first time, it will be told through film. Chasing Whiskey: The Untold Story of Jack Daniel’s, directed by Greg Olliver, is available to stream beginning April 9.
Most people like to say, “What’s old is new again.” At Jack Daniel’s, it might be more fitting to say, “What’s new is old again.” On our first episode of Season Four of Around the Barrel, we’re joined by the newest Jack Daniel’s Master Distille
The popular saying “a rising tide lifts all boats” is perfectly suited for the distilled spirits industry — when one of us does well, either as an individual or as a company, we do what we can to help others. On this episode of Around the Barre
The importance of the barrel in whiskey making cannot be overstated. It is so important, in fact, that at Jack Daniel’s, we don’t trust anyone else to make it. On this episode of Around the Barrel, host Lucas Hendrickson visits the Jack Daniel
The connection between music and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey has always been strong. The link between the brand and American country music has been particularly vibrant over the years, as the spirit has informed, not only the creation of so
Enjoying whiskey engages all your senses, but taste is undoubtedly the most difficult to define. Sight, smell and memory all feed into our taste. On this episode of Around the Barrel, host Lucas Hendrickson joins veteran whiskey journalist Fred
Will Haynes and Matt Giesler had been friends and coworkers for years when their mutual admiration for spirits led them to take the conversation they were having and add some microphones, create some context, and create The Podcask. On this epi
Yeast is the unsung hero of the whiskey-making process. It so important, in fact, that at Jack Daniel’s, we have our own microbiologist committed to looking after our yeast and ensuring that all the conditions are right to make our world-famous
Frank Sinatra was perhaps known as much for his music as he was for his love of Jack Daniel’s. He famously described the Tennessee whiskey as the “nectar of the gods” and was a loyal friend of the brand throughout his life. On this episode, we
One of the great things about a legacy that goes back more than 150 years is that there always seems to be one more story to tell. In 2016, one of those stories captivated the world. It was the story of Jack Daniel and Nearest Green, an enslave
With a supply chain as complex as Jack Daniel’s, the opportunities for things to go wrong are plenty. Add in the fact that you must anticipate some of those challenges years before they happen, and you’re left wondering how any whiskey makes it
Passion and energy for your life’s work is hard to manufacture. You either have it or you don’t. And when your job puts you in front of millions of people who share a similar passion, you better be ready to turn that energy dial all the way up.
On this episode of Around the Barrel, host Lucas Hendrickson and Jack Daniel’s brand ambassador Eric Tecosky talk about how at-home whiskey cocktails can be approachable by everyone and the secrets for using Tennessee Apple in classic recipes.
As the world struggles to learn more about COVID-19 and how to effectively combat it, companies much more attuned to creating a certain kind of product find themselves needing and able to pivot towards joining the global fight. On this episode,
Observing, writing and speaking about the spirits world is a very serious business, at least some of the time. On this episode, we talk with Dan Dunn, an author, comedy writer, podcaster, pundit and professional imbiber for the past two decades
Words, images, physical objects – these things help tell stories every day. And for a company well into its second century, these stories form the core of how best to shape its future, but it never hurts to take a look into its past. On this ep
At Jack Daniel’s, we have a deep appreciation for those who serve in our nation’s military and strive to provide support whenever we can. When we learned that many active duty junior-enlisted service members could not afford to travel home for
The word “icon” probably gets thrown around a little too easily these days. It takes time, effort, skill and talent to move something into the active role of icon. It doesn’t happen accidentally or overnight. Mark McCallum knows a little someth
From its labor-intensive creation to its bold, fiery flavor, whiskey has a reputation for being masculine, a man’s drink. However, more women than ever are joining the world of whiskey – not just as consumers, but also as makers. On this episod
“Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can.” Mr. Jack’s motto isn’t just about whiskey-making, it’s about doing everything the best way possible, including protecting the environment and being a good steward of our community. On this
Cocktails are best enjoyed in the company of good friends. Too often, the idea of playing host can feel overwhelming and we lose sight of that simple truth. On this episode of Around the Barrel, lifestyle and entertaining expert Maureen Petrosk
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