Jack Daniel’s To Undergo $100M Expansion, Add Jobs

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Master Distiller Jeff Arnett presents Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, center, and State Sen. Jim Tracy with Jack Daniel barrel heads to mark the over $100 million expansion to the distillery in Lynchburg. (Photo: Tullahoma News/Aug. 22, 2013)

Master Distiller Jeff Arnett presents Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, center, and State Sen. Jim Tracy with Jack Daniel barrel heads to mark the over $100 million expansion to the distillery in Lynchburg. (Photo: Tullahoma News/Aug. 22, 2013)

Master Distiller Jeff Arnett presents Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, center, and State Sen. Jim Tracy with Jack Daniel barrel heads to mark the over $100 million expansion to the distillery in Lynchburg. (Photo: Tullahoma News/Aug. 22, 2013)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – It’s a big draw for tourism in southern middle Tennessee, and now, the Jack Daniel Distillery is going to expand.

The Distillery will undergo a $100 million expansion over the next two years, according to The Tullahoma News.  Construction should start this fall.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam attended a news conference in Lynchburg for the announcement, along with State Sen. Jim Tracy and other dignitaries.

The larger operation will include an additional 90 full-time jobs.  Currently, 450 employees work at Jack Daniel’s, which produces a variety of whiskeys.  It is the oldest registered distillery in the U.S.