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#770075 Lem Motlow Collection

Posted by Max on 02 May 2015 - 11:56 PM

My tribute shelf to the man who made all our Jack collections possible today .............



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#803392 Presentation Boxes

Posted by MikeandJack on 18 December 2016 - 08:05 PM

Frank Bobo - Master Distiller #5

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#803385 Presentation Boxes

Posted by MikeandJack on 18 December 2016 - 07:54 PM

Let's start a thread on Presentation Boxes.
These are wooden boxes with a plaque on the top and a bottle (or bottles) and shot glasses inside.
They can be presented to someone or just authorized by the individual. Those presented to an employee from the Distillery are very rare. Most, like mine, were put together by me and signed (authorized) by the individual.
I would like to see pictures of others that you guys have.

Here are mine:

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#826303 Early Jack Daniel Whiskey Barrels

Posted by MikeandJack on 01 April 2018 - 02:14 AM

Over the years, I have been asked many times if I knew who made the old, original Jack Daniel barrels & jugs.
To be honest, I do not. I have asked several of the older generation here in Lynchburg many times this question, and nobody knows.
I do know in the mid to late 1800's, there were many Distilleries here in Lynchburg, Moore, & Lincoln Counties. These Distilleries had to have barrels & jugs made somewhere & I think it was local. Also over the years, we have seen many different crock jugs from local Distilleries that no longer exist.
My search for who made these jugs is ongoing, but recently I found this picture of a family making barrels in the County Line Community here in Lynchburg. For those who don't know, County Line is where the Jimmy & Emily Bedford farm is located. I was told the old house in this picture is close to where the Bedford home now sets.
This is a nice old picture that shows at least some barrels were made here in Lynchburg. You can also see some barrels in the background.

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#818231 The Lynchburg Sentinel

Posted by blkold7 on 01 October 2017 - 11:32 PM

The Lynchburg Sentinel, as far as I know was a Local Newspaper in Lynchburg ,Tennessee. I have 62 pdf of different edition of The Lynchburg Sentinel. The Lynchburg Sentinel was established on April 3,1874 http://www.tennessee...-newspapers.htm. The 1st edition I have started on June 5,1874 and the last issue I have is July 23,1913. Of course ,I am missing some issue. Not sure when The Lynchburg Sentinel stopped their press.

Brad Call brought to my attention a particular issue. That issue is March 23,1877. In this issue you will find some changes to History, that you did not know of before.


You will find that the Lincoln County Process is much older than Nearest Green. 


You will also find that as of 1877, even though Jack Daniel registered The Distillery as The Jack Daniel's Distillery in 1866, it was still Daniel & Call Distillery in 1877.


You will also find out there was Sweet Mash Whiskey, something I must admit never heard of.


And one more thing, in this article and you will need to think this thru, it may show you the answer to an aged old question, "Why did Jack Daniel put "Old No7 Brand" on his product?


Brad and I discussed all of this and it made perfect sense. But I am not going to give you the answer right away if you do not find them. Actually I will wait a while until Brad signs on and let him tell you.

So here is what to do, open the pdf titled Lynchburg Sentinel Mar_23_1877. Once you have it open, go to the 3rd page, 2nd column titled "The Sour Mash Distillers".  It is best to enlarge the pdf until it will get no larger in order to be able to clearly read 






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#816787 Uncle Nearest 1856 whiskey

Posted by MikeandJack on 27 August 2017 - 11:59 PM

About 44 years ago, Beth & I started collecting Jack Daniel's because of the history. We will not stop collecting now because of this new turn of events. This is now personal for us. As most of you know, Beth is a relative of Jack Daniel. We have several of his artifacts and ALL of his genealogy. We can assure you the history of Jack Daniel and his Distillery has not changed in our home.

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#813372 Red Dog 125th anniversary bottle

Posted by MikeandJack on 19 June 2017 - 03:54 AM

It will be available this coming Friday at the White Rabbit Bottle shop.

Each bottle will have it's own box.

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#809340 Auction of Robert Motlow Home

Posted by MikeandJack on 26 March 2017 - 02:02 AM

We went to the auction today & had a great time! The weather was beautiful & a large crowd was present.
The house & 62 acres brought $476,000. I had guessed a half million, so I wasn't too far off.
We bought a few of the personal property items.
The nicest thing we got was an 1800's pie safe that belonged to the Motlow family.
I have already started filling it up. :)

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#803421 Presentation Boxes

Posted by Edwin on 19 December 2016 - 07:35 AM

I would like to see pictures of others that you guys have


Here is mine. only have one and unfortunately the cello is missing...

This bottle is from 1970

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#820950 Gentleman Jack commercial and mention of new limited edition bottle

Posted by Max on 05 December 2017 - 07:42 PM

I have some amazing friends ....


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#816749 Uncle Nearest 1856 whiskey

Posted by MikeandJack on 27 August 2017 - 03:33 AM

I guess it is time for me to break my silence on this matter.

This story started last year at the Jack Daniel Barrel Tree lighting. That is where Beth & I met Keith & Fawn Weaver. We became (and still are) friends with them after we learned what they were planning to do.

They have spent many hours in our home going over & reading our collection of historical documents. Fawn has traveled all over the southeastern United States gathering information about Jack Daniel Distillery, Nearest Green, and his family. She has accumulated an unbelievable amount of information that I did not know even existed. From all this information, she has reached the conclusion that Nearest Green taught a young Jack Daniel the art of whiskey making.

Personally, Beth & I do not believe this.

We have told Fawn that if she can show us the proof of this theory, we will believe it. We have yet to be shown the proof. Everything we have seen or heard about this theory is based on folklore, not facts. Interviewing someone living today about what happened 150 years ago, does not make it fact. She has interviewed many local people who are not relatives of the Green family and still came to her conclusion. The sad thing about this story is the Brown Forman executives have agreed to it and are in the process of changing the history of Mr. Jack Daniel.

We are not the only people around here that do not agree with this news, but it is what it is.


I want to end this post by saying that Keith & Fawn Weaver and the Green family are some of the nicest people we have ever met. This post is not meant to show disrespect to them, it is just that we will not believe this theory until we see proof.

We have not, and will not support this Nearest Green bottle until this is done.

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#806477 Single Barrel/Box from Vietnam

Posted by JD.Maniac on 06 February 2017 - 06:22 PM


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#806413 Another way to make a barrel selection

Posted by JD.Maniac on 05 February 2017 - 11:39 AM

Tasting Samples:


We'll send you tasting samples representing three distinct flavour profiles.

Once you decide on a flavour profile, we'll select a barrel with whiskey that matches.



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#726869 Dan Quest Print Collection

Posted by Cleveland Squire on 02 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

My collection of Dan Quest prints for your enjoyment.   Cheers !


Cleveland Squire Tom



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#807695 Single Barrel Rye Tasting Box

Posted by JD.Maniac on 22 February 2017 - 08:22 PM


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#803849 Dan Call/Nearest Green/Jack Daniel

Posted by MikeandJack on 26 December 2016 - 02:45 PM

The Dan Call farm & home recently sold here in Lynchburg. The place was bought by a nice, young couple from California. As all of you know, Jack Daniel was raised in the old Dan Call house & had his first whiskey still on this property.
The couple is in the process of restoring the old house into it's original condition. The couple also have found & contacted all of the living descendants of Nearest Green. Nearest was the black man who worked for Dan Call & was said to be the one who taught a young Jack Daniel how to make whiskey.
These descendants were invited to the Call house & farm for a tour last weekend. Thankfully I was invited too.
None of these descendants had ever seen where their great grandfather lived & worked. All they had ever heard was stories of Nearest & Jack Daniel.
Here are some pictures of the Dan Call house as it stands today:

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#798416 Jack Daniels 1800's Bar Bottle on Ebay

Posted by kingofwarsaw on 30 September 2016 - 07:09 AM

i'm the lucky one, bottle in good hands everybody :)

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#797561 150th anniversary

Posted by Max on 16 September 2016 - 08:28 PM

I got a 150th store display from a very good friend today




Now I just need a bigger man-cave
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#776306 Sinatra Century Registration PDF

Posted by Belgianjack on 16 September 2015 - 04:14 PM

Mail I send them.

Hello my beloved friends, 
I'm a dedicated Jack Daniel's lover, drinker and collector for most.
I have a collection that passes over 650 bottles, I'm aka BELGIANJACK.
Payed a couple off visits to Lynchburg also, not so easy from Belgium to arrange.
Why I'm writting, is the following I just bought a Frank Sinatra Century bottle, that is lovely to say the least.
But you know it cost around +500$ and that's more then a week pay for me, that's why I'm so deeply dissapointed in the pdf certificate you get when registering your bottle, I can understand for bottles off 45$ you get this but at least if you spend a weeks pay on one bottle, you can call yourself a very dedicated fan, and expect a little more from the certificate.
Just saying, hopefully someone can do something about it.
Sincerely yours and still a fan :-)
will keep you all posted, IF they will react

#764675 Sets, boxes of honey from around the world

Posted by Chris JD collector on 28 January 2015 - 05:40 PM


I got the idea to do a theme for the sets and boxes of Honey.
I would like to find out how many different sets, and boxes to collect.
Here are my sets:









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