A sad for Jack Daniel’s drinkersFebruary 25th, 2008
There will be some large shoes to fill at the Jack Daniel Distillery come April. I just received news that Jimmy Bedford, Master Distiller of the Jack Daniel Distillery, has announced his retirement. His last day is March 31, 2008.
“This year marks my 40th with the Jack Daniel Distillery and my 20th year as the master distiller,” said Bedford. “And it seemed like a good time to make the decision I’ve been thinking about for some time. It’s time I step aside and let the next generation continue the Jack Daniel’s tradition.”
Anyone who has met Jimmy at WhiskyFest or other events knows what a great guy he is.
Jimmy, WhiskyFest won’t be the same without you. We will miss you dearly.
No decision on his replacement has been announced, but one is expected soon.