Jack Daniels is another large liquor company at the center of controversy after it had reportedly changed liquor laws to take advantage of smaller competitors. Jack Daniels’ parent company Brown-Forman pushed for a bill that requires all Tennessee whiskey to be fermented from a mash containing at least 51 percent corn, filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new oak barrels, according to Fox Business.
This young law hurts small distillers who cannot afford to produce their product in these expensive barrels.
Phil Prichard, president and founder of Prichard’s said the law “ stifles creativity” and puts all the competition in one box.
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