The Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn., wants a stamp honoring their whiskey's namesake, Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel.
In honor of the upcoming 150th anniversary of the distillery in 2016, the distillery and the Tennessee congressional delegation sent a letter of request to the Postal Service's Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee saying Daniel meets the subject selection criteria, including being an American, honoring those men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to American society and celebrating events of historical significance.
Among the cultural contributions, said master distillery Jeff Arnett, are the label's many stage, film and concert appearances.
"Mr. Jack was a remarkable man and we think a stamp would be a fitting tribute," said Jeff Arnett, only the seventh Master Distiller for the famed whiskey maker. "Jack's life is a classic American story, setting out on his own at an early age to become the founder of what would become our country's oldest registered distillery."
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Jack Daniel's is owned by Louisville-based Brown-Forman and is the best-selling American whiskey brand.