One day I’ll get better about these write-ups so that I make myself do them the day of the ride, or the day there after, when everything is fresh in my mind. That being said, the 2019 Tour Of Hermann Gravel Challenge was only 9 days ago, and it is still pretty fresh in my mind!

Hermann Missouri is just a little over an hour drive from my house here in Wildwood, and I’ve never been there before. The closest I’ve been was the 2017 Katy Trail ride in which we passed north of Hermann on the trail, we definitely saw signs for Hermann, but that was towards the end of Day 2 (112 miles that day) and I was not at all interested in taking an off trail detour.

Over the past week I’ve been dusting off BicycleTips.com getting it ready for a season of bike blogging. I’ve upgraded to the current release of DNN. I’ve fixed modules, changed the theme and font, and written out a couple of articles. When editing a module, I ran into a problem with adding links to the content. I was getting an error, so I figured I was probably using an old outdated version of whatever Rich Text Editor I had installed, because the site was created early on in the DNN days.

In prep for my riding of the Dirty Kanza 100 coming up in June, I’ve been trying to get some miles in, and looking for some gravel that is “near by” to get some gravel miles in as well. Last week I was talking with my neighbor, who tends to ride his bike(s) a little, he mentioned the Femme Osage Trail, but I wasn’t able to head out with him on Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning I decided I would try to map out that route based on what he said, and started looking on GravelMap.com.

It has been a while since I’ve blogged here on BicycleTips and it is time to get started again! Less than 2 months remains until I ride the 100 mile distance at the Dirty Kanza #DK100 in the hills of Kansas, so it is time to dust off the bike, dust off the keyboard, and get to stroking the pedals and the keys.

In 2016, The Jack Daniel Distillery celebrated 150 years, in celebration of that milestone they released both a bottle that was easy to find, and a more collectible bottle, a 1 Liter bottle with a decorative black case. This post covers the more collectible bottle and box, and a future post will document the 750mL bottle.

The box black, folds open like a book, with gold lettering on the face and rear, while black embossing on the sides. The front reads:

Jack Daniel’s
1866 – 150th – 2016
Anniversary
of the
Jack Daniel
Distillery

A special
Tennessee Whiskey
Matured High On Coy Hill

Distilled & Bottled By Jack Daniel Distillery Lynchburg, Tennessee

The back of the box reads:

Jack Daniel’s
1866 – 150th – 2016
Anniversary
of the
Jack Daniel
Distillery

IT WAS 150 YEARS AGO WHEN A YOUNG JACK DANIEL OF LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE ESTABLISHED HIS WHISKEY DISTILLERY, WITH THE PROMISE THAT “eVERY DAY WE MAKE IT, WE’LL MAKE IT THE BEST WE CAN.”

TO THIS DAY, WE HONOR MR. JACK’S FOUNDING WORDS, AND IN CELEBRATION OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JACK DANIEL DISTILLERY WE HAVE CRAFTED THIS SPECIAL, LIMITED EDITION TENNESSEE WHISKEY.

THIS 150TH ANNIVERSARY WHISKEY BRINGS TOGETHER THE BEST OF BOTH OUR DISTILLER’S AND COOPERS ‘ ART, AND WAS PERFECTLY MATURED BY MOTHER NATURE IN A BARREHOUSE HIGH ON COY HILL.

BARRELED AND BOTTLED AT 100 PROOF; TAKE ONE SIP AND WE’RE SURE YOU’LL AGREE. THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE.

YOUR FRIENDS AT JACK DANIEL’S REMIND YOU TO DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

JACKDANIELS.COM

Inside the cover of the box reads:

THIS SPECIAL JACK DANIEL’S TENNESSEE WHISKEY BRINGS TOGETHER THE BEST OF BOTH OUR DISTILLER’S AND COOPERS ‘ ART.

FIRST, OUR BARREL-MAKERS ‘SLOW-TOASTED’ THESE BARRELS TO BRING OUT THE RICH FLAVORS AND AROMAS OF THE WOOD, CREATING A CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSION OF AN 1866 BARREL CHAR.

THEN, OUR MASTER DISTILLER BARRELED AND FINALLY BOTTLED THIS LIMITED EDITION JACK DANIEL’S TENNESSEE WHISKEY AT 100 PROOF, SO THAT ALL OF THE RICH FALVOR FINDS ITS WAY TO YOUR GLASS.

THE RESULT IS A DELICIOUS, COMPLEX WHISKEY; A TASTE OF HISTORY IN THE MAKING.

1866 – 150 - 2016

In side the box you’ll find the bottle, which is adorned with gold print and design, as well as a decal on the front with the volume and proof. The bottle is sealed with a golden topped cork, and a black ribbonish/decal. The front of the bottle reads:

Jack Daniel’s
1866 – 150 – 2016
Anniversary
of the
Jack Daniel
Distillery

A Special
Tennessee Whiskey
Matured High On Coy Hill
50% Alc by vol / 100 Proof / 1 Liter

One side of the bottle reads:

From 1866 to 2016
”Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can.”
Jack Daniel

The back of the bottle is blank, with the other-side of the bottle carrying a label with the standard government warning and the limited bottle number.

As of March 2019, you can find this bottle on a few websites, for around $150.

Release: 2016
Proof: 100
Size: 1L
Price: $100


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