Jack Daniel’s ventured into Rye over 10 years ago and has regularly been adding to their line since.

In 2023 Jack Daniel’s started bottling and releasing their Single Barrel Barrel Proof Rye, to go along with their Single Barrel Barrel Proof Tennessee Whiskey. This will be regular release going forward.


Celebrating Five Years of CollectorOfJack.com

Today, November 18, 2023, marks a special milestone for us at CollectorOfJack.com. It’s been exactly five years since we launched our website in its first iteration back on November 18, 2018. We’ve come a long way since then, and we’re excited to continue sharing our passion for Jack Daniel’s with you. While posts have been infrequent lately, our founder Chris Hammond is committed to ramping up the content. Expect to see more frequent updates, with the aim of bringing you new and exciting content at least once a week!


The Chesterfield Falcons 10U-A1 team showcased their talent and determination at the prestigious Leprechaun Lashout tournament held at the iconic Notre Dame University. Here’s a recap of their journey game by game:

Game 1: Chesterfield Falcons vs. Chicago Flames

In the tournament’s opening game held at the Ice Box, the Falcons asserted their dominance early on. Daniel Hammond spearheaded the charge with the opening goal, setting the tone for the rest of the game. Although the official scoreboard showcased an impressive 8-0 win, sources say the Falcons had notched up at least 12 goals! Braxton Vatterott was particularly scintillating, with a hattrick under his belt. Adding another feather to their cap, Miles McCarthy recorded his first shutout of the season.

Game Summary: St. Peters Hockey vs Chesterfield Falcons (10U A1 Squirt Hockey Match)

In an electrifying matchup between St. Peters Hockey and Chesterfield Falcons, fans were treated to a display of talent, grit, and determination from both squads.


Last month I came to the conclusion (finally accepted it, I already knew) that Twitter was being run by the devil and I should go ahead and remove as much of the content I've posted there over the past 15 years. Twitter doesn't make it easy to delete your content, unless you choose to deactive your account, so I looked for a way to delete tweets via the API using a third party tool.


With the rise of Musk (and the fall of Twitter) an individual might be interested in removing all of their old Tweets, without simply deactivating their account permanently on the platform. In my case I had over 30 thousand tweets in the past 15 years that I felt like I wanted to remove, but I don’t want to give up the account itself.

This is one of the cleanest looking projects I’ve ever seen. A MK7 powered mid-engine VW Beetle. I can’t wait to see this thing in action.

From Doyle Motorworks

A few weeks before the 2023 MR340 I posted in the Facebook group asking if people wanted the MR340 logo overlaid on the photos from the event. The response was mixed, probably around 50/50, with some people wanting it, and others preferring not to have it.

I err’d on the side of not including the logo on the photos that were made available for purchase from the event, but had every intention of figuring out a way to allow the people who wanted the logo, to add the logo, post purchase.

Well, I am proud to announce I’ve come up with a way for you to do that!

Introducing PHOTOMARK.CO, a simple way for you to add the MR340 logo to your photos from the event. The basics are:

  1. Visit the website.
  2. Upload your photo.
  3. Choose your Logo option (black and gray).
  4. Download the newly generated photo!

It’s that simple! Though you will need to do this one at a time for each photo you want to add the logo to.

If you haven’t purchased any MR340 photos yet, you can do so here.

Currently the website is pretty simple, allowing you to choose only from the 2023 MR340 logo options, in the future I might make it a little more customizable to support future, and past, events!

This is 100% brand new, custom code, so if you run into any problems, please don’t hesitate to reach out with feedback!

Year three of shooting the Miner Tough weekend down in St. Joe State Park here in Missouri kicked off with Run The Leadbelt on Saturday July 15th, 2023.

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Our first full paddle race, The Freedom 100 from Boonville Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri held on Saturday July 8th, 2023.

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We recently spent the weekend at a TCS Hockey tournament, the Music City Cup, with the Chesterfield Ice Dragons 10u Squirt squad.

The team went 1-0-2 in the round robin bracket, but took a loss in the championship game against a tough Above & Beyond Hockey squad from Chicago.

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Chris Hammond with a BassOnce upon a time in St. Louis, Missouri, a man named Chris Hammond embarked on a voyage through the tech industry. This journey would lead him through various roles, from software development to product management, until he reached a realm he would call home: open-source content management platforms, particularly the DotNetNuke (DNN) ecosystem. This journey would become the basis for his personal blog, ChrisHammond.com.

As a photographer, there are few things more exhilarating than the opportunity to capture the power and grace of military aircraft in flight. And what better place to witness this spectacle than at the Scott Air Force Base Air Show? From roaring jets to precise aerobatic maneuvers, this event offers a visual feast for any aviation enthusiast. As I recently experienced this incredible event firsthand, I couldn’t resist the urge to share my experiences and the breathtaking moments I captured through my lens.

My first NASCAR race was pretty darn fun. Normally I would be out of town the first weekend of June, but due to lack of bike training I wasn’t at Unbound Gravel and had the opportunity to attend the Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.


As a seasoned photographer specializing in dynamic sports coverage in the bustling city of St. Louis, there’s a particular subject that never ceases to spark excitement in my camera lens and my creative soul: bicycle race photography. For over 20 years I have had the honor of immersing myself in the whir of wheels and the spirited determination of racers, capturing these intense moments and converting them into breathtaking bike racing photos.

As an experienced sports photographer in the vibrant city of St. Louis, there’s one subject that has always captured my attention, and that of my camera lens, like no other: St. Louis hockey. I have had the privilege to experience the heart-pounding, ice-skating action from behind my camera, capturing the intensity of every game and transforming them into captivating St. Louis hockey photos.


My son has had the pleasure of playing with the AAA St. Louis Blues spring hockey program with Team 1 (Navy Blue) of the 6 team Squirt group. They have had lots of great ice team this spring, getting to skate with some of the best 10u ice hockey players in the St. Louis region.

As their season wraps up here are some photos from their 5/23/2023 game against Team 4 (Orange).

Recently I had my eyes opened up to the wonder of the Samsung Frame TV. If you have a Frame TV you can use it as a picture frame, either pulling in art work from Samsung (with a monthly subscription) or by providing your own digital files for use as display pieces on the device.


For the past month or two I’ve slowly been trying to purge things around the house. I’m not moving fast enough, with cleaning out my parents apartment more stuff has definitely come into the house than has gone out. 2023 will be the year of cleaning up, so I will try to keep this blog post updated with active, and inactive Ebay listings that I have going.

Update: With as many different listings as I have going, maybe I'll just link to my Ebay profile instead of trying to maintain the list here too!

Striped Bass Andrea By Sadek 8047

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Andrea by Sadek is a brand of porcelain figurines and other decorative items. The company was founded in 1936 by a man named Charles Sadek, and it is named after his wife, Andrea. The brand is known for its high-quality porcelain pieces, many of which are hand-painted and feature intricate details and designs.



Chris Hammond

Chris Hammond is a father, husband, leader, software developer, photographer and car guy. Chris focuses on the latest in technology including artificial intelligence (AI) and has spent decades becoming an expert in ASP.NET and DotNetNuke (DNN) development. You will find a variety of posts relating to those topics here on the website. For more information check out the about Chris Hammond page.

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