The answer to where the Whiskey is being made is not at Jack Daniel's. In an article that is later listed in this post from the NY Times, it tells why and the following is what was said:
"The company had intended to recognize Green’s role as master distiller last year as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, Mr. McCallum said, but decided to put off any changes amid the racially charged run-up to the 2016 election. “I thought we would be accused of making a big deal about it for commercial gain,” he said."
The person behind this is a Black Female Author named Fawn Weaver, who wrote a few Happy Marriage Books. She is now writing a book about Nearest Green. Her husband name is Keith Weaver, an vice executive president at Sony Pictures. They are also thinking about making a movie. They also bought the old Dan Call Farm in Lynchburg, TN
She bought a batch of whiskey she bought from another Distillery and slapped a label on it and called it what you see today as being Nearest Green 1856 Whiskey and she is planning to produce a second, unaged spirit, made according to her specifications, which she says will mimic the style of whiskey that Green and Daniel probably made. You can read all about it in the following NY Times article and for me, I have never cared for anything from the NY Times, but it is the story that was wrote about Fawn Weaver and her plans on Nearest Green..
Another thing she has made claims to is that Nearest Green was not a slave that Dan Call owned. She claims that a company called Landis & Green rented Nearest Green to Dan Call and other farmers to teach them how to make Whiskey. I have my doubts to what she has been saying. I have been having conversations with her and I ask her about the part on Nearest Green teaching Dan Call how to make Whiskey instead of Dan Call teaching Nearest Green. She wrote back the following as her answer:
Fawn Weaver said
" Here is what I know. Dan Call's son, A.B. Call, had Sunday dinner at the Tucker's home every week. The Tuckers property adjoin the Dan Call Farm. The recollection of Francis Tucker is Nearest Green taught Dan Call the art of charcoal mellowing".
This is all she has provided to change History as it has been written before. Also if you read the NY Times piece that I furnished a link to, you will see she says her knowledge to everything is coming from the collective memory of the town’s black residents. She did not interview any of the other residents, just the black residents, which can lead to being one sided instead of talking to everyone.
My honest opinion of this whole thing is this person is nothing but what was known in the old days as a Carpetbagger, one who comes into an area to make money in a situation they can take advantage of and Fawn Weaver is doing that.
Also in the NY Times article it now says Jack Daniel is listed as "The Second Master Distiller". I don't see how this would be since Nearest Green taught Jack way before Jack Daniel's Whiskey was ever made. But just like her say Nearest taught Dan Call, I really think all of this is a bunch of Hog Wash and a Con Artist has found a way to make a Buck. JMO Big Time!