The Jack Daniel Distillery announced Wednesday the grandson of a longtime Master Distiller, Chris Fletcher, will take over that role with the company.
LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Jack Daniel Distillery announced Wednesday the grandson of a longtime Master Distiller will take over that role with the company.
Chris Fletcher, 39, will be carrying on the family tradition as Master Distiller of the iconic Tennessee whiskey brand. He is the grandson of former Master Distiller Frank Bobo, who served in the role from 1966 until his retirement in 1989.
Fletcher had previously served as Assistant Master Distiller for six years and will be responsible for the overall quality of Jack Daniel’s from “grain to glass,” innovation and serve as a global ambassador.
In addition, he will oversee the distillery’s new “Distillers in Training” program which recruits, teaches and mentors the next generation of whiskey makers.
“For the past six years, Chris