Jack Daniel’s has been the best selling American whiskey since the Americans started making whiskey, with current annual sales exceeding 13 million cases.
It is also the most collectable one with thousands (if not millions) of collectors following each limited release.
The Belle of Lincoln was the name given to the brand of whiskey produced at Jack Daniel’ Distillery in the 1890s. Before 1871 the areas comprising Lynchburg and portions of Moore County were part of a larger county called Lincoln. We are not certain who the “Belle” was, Jack remained a lifelong bachelor but he certainly had several women in his life that could have been the “Belle”. In fact, after his death more than few claimed to be the “Belle”.
The “Belle of Lincoln” was also a name of commemorative bottle personally created by Mr. Jack. It has never been produced in large quantities and the very few made were given by Jack as gifts. While none of the original “Belle” decanters are known to exist the reproduction presented here, released in 1979, is based on surviving descriptions.