Jack and Frank Together Again; Jack Daniel’s(R) to Introduce Special-Edition Frank Sinatra Whiskey

  Jack and Frank Together Again; Jack Daniel’s(R) to Introduce Special-Edition
  Frank Sinatra Whiskey

Business Wire

CANNES, France -- October 23, 2012

In recognition of the relationship between two American icons, Jack Daniel’s
Tennessee Whiskey, in association with Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), is
launching a new ultra-premium expression in Travel Retail this October.
Crafted from special “Sinatra barrels” the Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is
bottled at 90 proof and comes in a specially designed one-liter bottle. The
premium package also includes a specially designed gift box and book telling
the story of the legendary Jack Daniel’s and Frank Sinatra relationship. A
Travel Retail exclusive, the suggested retail price for Jack Daniel’s Sinatra
Select will be determined market-to-market.

Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select ultra-premium whiskey and packaging is shown.
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Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select ultra-premium whiskey and packaging is shown.
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Commenting on the special Jack Daniel’s offering honoring his father, Frank
Sinatra, Jr. said that “Dad would be very flattered by the association.

“This fine Tennessee Whiskey, or Old No. 7 as he referred to it, was a
favorite part of my father’s life and he loved both sharing it with his
friends and introducing it to new acquaintances. I’m very pleased to continue
to be a part of the Jack Daniel’s family and feel the introduction of Sinatra
Select is an appropriate tribute as we near my father’s 100^th birthday in
2015,” said Sinatra, Jr.

According to Jim Perry, managing director for Brown-Forman Travel Retail the
parent brand of Jack Daniel’s, the idea for a Jack Daniel’s premium whiskey to
salute “Ol’ Blue Eyes” has been suggested for many years.

“It was common knowledge both within the entertainment industry and in the
world of Jack Daniel’s that Frank was one of Jack’s biggest and most loyal
fans. He often referred to his favorite whiskey as the ‘Nectar of the Gods.’
In discussing this special edition Jack Daniel’s, the Sinatra family responded
with a great deal of enthusiasm. All Frank’s children were vocal and
encouraging in their endorsement. We feel that Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select
will quickly become a cherished item for your home bar and encourage folks to
enjoy this superb whiskey,” Perry added.

On stages throughout the world from 1950s thru the 1990s, Sinatra would always
offer a toast to his audience with a glass of Jack Daniel’s in his hand.

Hand selected by the Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, “Sinatra barrels” used to
make the product were crafted to provide an extra full character and darker
rich amber color by exposing the spirit to extra layers of toasted wood on the
inner surface of the barrels. The extra rich barrels were mingled with classic
Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and bottled at 90 proof resulting in a character
that is full of oak and spice notes with an exceedingly smooth vanilla finish.
The smooth, bold character of the whiskey is meant to embody the smooth, bold
character of the man.

In addition to Travel Retail, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select will be available
at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 2013.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select was introduced on October 23, 2012 at the Tax
Free World Association meeting in Cannes, France. The news conference was
attended by Frank Sinatra, Jr., who later performed at the launch event for
the product honoring his father.

About Jack Daniel’s

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg,
Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest
registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of
Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s
Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack
Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack
Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey-Based Ready-to-Drink Beverages and Jack Daniel’s
Country Cocktails.

Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE)

Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE) is a joint venture between the Sinatra family
and Warner Music Group. FSE owns Sinatra recordings from the Reprise era as
well as a treasure trove of films, television specials and unreleased footage,
photos and audio recordings, which collectively represent one of the foremost
bodies of artistic work of the modern era. FSE also owns and manages Sinatra’s
name and likeness rights and represents the artist’s rights to Columbia and
Capitol catalogues. FSE evaluates innovative new products and venture
opportunities with respect to the legendary entertainer’s name and likeness,
as well as Sinatra’s audio and visual recordings. (www.sinatra.com)

Jack Daniel’s encourages its friends to drink responsibly.

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Contact:

Brown-Forman Corporation
Rick Bubenhofer, 502-644-6260
rick_bubenhofer@b-f.com
 
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