Jack Daniel’s Distillery was established in 1866, and was the first registered distillery in the U.S. born Jasper Newton Daniel, its namesake is the mastermind behind the Old No. 7 taste that is so popular. By 1904, Jack’s infamous whiskey had earned a gold medal at the World’s Fair. The secret to Jack’s award-winning flavor is limestone spring water, which is the resource used today at the Lynchburg, TN location. His original recipe, which remains unchanged, also includes just the right amount of corn, rye, and barley.