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In a business where family tradition tends to matter, Chris Fletcher stepped up Wednesday to follow in his grandfather s footsteps to lead production of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand.

The Tennessee distillery introduced Fletcher as master distiller for the flagship brand of Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. Fletcher spent six years as assistant master distiller and assumes the top role following Jeff Arnett’s departure after 12 years leading the distillery.

Fletcher, 39, is the grandson of former Jack Daniel’s master distiller Frank Bobo, who served in the role for more than two decades until retiring in 1989. Fletcher’s boyhood home was about three miles from the distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, where Jack Daniel’s is produced.

Fletcher sat at his grandfather’s desk while speaking to the media Wednesday. He recalled tagging along with his grandfather at the distillery as a boy and said his grandfather “will always be my vision of a

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Amish cheesemaker preserves tradition with online sales

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A ride through the rolling country roads of lush green Centre County farmland can feel about as far from the urban bustle of Philly’s restaurant rows as Pennsylvania can get.

And that was especially true as we climbed the gravel drive past the barns and farmhouse fringed with laundry lines fluttering in the fall breeze and we pulled up to the cheese house at Goot Essa. This Amish farmstead cheesemaker, (the name in Pennsylvania Dutch means “good eating”), is owned by the family of John and AnnaMary Esh, who strive to follow their community’s religious traditions and assure it is as self-sustainable as possible.

“This is an evolving process for us, but the goal is to be off the electrical grid,” says John, 54, who warmly welcomed us for a tour.

Solar panels power the pasteurizers that heat milk from the farm’s 70 Holsteins before it is

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“Chris has whiskey making in his blood, but he also has this incredible and unique combination of knowledge, expertise and creativity that will position us well into the future,” Combs said.

Jack Daniel’s sells more than 17 million cases globally of its spirits lineup — including flavored brand extensions and super-premium products that fetch higher prices. Sales for the powerhouse Tennessee Whiskey brand have grown at an annual rate of 5% in the past five years.

As master distiller, Fletcher will be responsible for every phase of production. He’ll oversee work on product innovation and serve as a global ambassador for the brand.

The continuity of multiple generations of families holding prominent production or business positions is common across the American whiskey sector. It’s also typical for the new generation to learn from the bottom up.

Fletcher’s time at Jack Daniel’s stretches back to 2001 when he worked as a

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New Jack Daniel’s master distiller keeps up family tradition

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This photo provided by Brown-Forman Corporation/Lack Daniel Distillery shows Chris Fletcher, the new master distiller at Jack Daniel’s. The Tennessee distillery introduced Fletcher as master distiller for the flagship brand of Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. Fletcher spent six years as assistant master distiller and assumes the top role following Jeff Arnett’s departure after 12 years of leading the powerhouse brand.

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In a business where family tradition tends to matter, Chris Fletcher stepped up Wednesday to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to lead production of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand.

The Tennessee distillery introduced Fletcher as master distiller for the flagship brand of Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. Fletcher spent six years as assistant master distiller and assumes the top role following Jeff Arnett’s departure after 12 years leading the distillery.

Fletcher, 39, is the grandson of former Jack Daniel’s master distiller Frank Bobo, who served

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New Jack Daniel’s master distiller keeps up family tradition

The Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand has a new master distiller

In a business where family tradition tends to matter, Chris Fletcher stepped up Wednesday to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps to lead production of the Jack Daniel’s whiskey brand.

The Tennessee distillery introduced Fletcher as master distiller for the flagship brand of Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp. Fletcher spent six years as assistant master distiller and assumes the top role following Jeff Arnett’s departure after 12 years leading the distillery.

Fletcher, 39, is the grandson of former Jack Daniel’s master distiller Frank Bobo, who served in the role for more than two decades until retiring in 1989. Fletcher’s boyhood home was about three miles from the distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, where Jack Daniel’s is produced.

Fletcher sat at his

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