Iconic Jack Daniel’s Distillery Flooded

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This is quite a bit more than a splash of water with whiskey – but not to worry, the bottles of your favorite drink have been confirmed to be safe!

The Lynchburg, Tennessee distillery which is also the headquarters for Jack Daniel’s, has come under intense flooding this weekend after a nearby stream overflowed following very heavy rain.

The top-selling American whiskey in the world and the other whiskey varieties that it sells are all manufactured in the Lynchburg distillery – and the company was founded more than 140 years ago.

It has become a top tourist destination for folks visiting Nashville, but it looks like they’ll need to do a little clean up before they host their next tour and tasting session!


According to The Tennessean, a local worker captured the insane flooding on video and photographs that he later posted to Facebook.

“All our distillery workers, as well as all of our Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, is safe,” the worker, Henry Feldhaus IV, said. “It’s common for the spring flow to become heavy but myself and others have never seen it this heavy.”

On the property, there’s a small stream that originates from a cave that’s located just adjacent to the famous statue of the whiskey brand’s founder, Jack Daniel himself.

The whole area of Middle Tennessee has seen flooding after the rainstorms this weekend and has received a total of 13.5 inches this month already. Some cities have recorded the most rainfall ever and more than three inches of rain fell this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Moore County, which Lynchburg resides in, was placed in a state of emergency due to the severe weather.

Feldhaus humorously noted that the ducks who live on the property have been enjoying the extra water.

Watch the video of the flooding from Feldhaus below along with a tour of the distillery.


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