Thursday, June 29, 2017
This innocuous safe sits in the same place it has for years. In fact, it hasn't been moved from the original Jack Daniel's office that still stands in the midst of the distillery complex. But this was the item that led to "the event". While many people would conclude that being around one of the most famous distilleries in the world, Mr. Daniel, founder and proprietor of this empire, might have imbibed too much for too long. But this was not the case. Ever the dapper, ambitious entrepreneur, Gentleman Jack Daniel was too busy overseeing his business holdings. But one morning when opening the office, he was unable to remember the combination of the company safe and in a fit of rage (for which he was known), he kicked this 1200 pound immovable object....to no avail. This tantrum, however, did result in a foot injury that went untreated for a lengthy period until the foot developed gangrene, leading to the demise at age 60 of one of America's most flamboyant Captains of Industry.