Jack Daniel was a real person and a pretty fascinating one at that. From birth to death legend surrounded him. And in between he created Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Enjoyed around the world Tennessee Jack Daniel’s whiskey is matured in handcrafted white oak barrels in the nation’s oldest registered distillery. The Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg is situated in and around a hollow known as "Stillhouse Hollow" or "Jack Daniel's Hollow" where a spring flows from a cave at the base of a limestone cliff. The limestone removes iron from the water making it ideal for distilling whiskey. The spring feeds into nearby East Fork Mulberry Creek which is part of the Elk River watershed. Some 1.9 million barrels containing the aging whiskey are stored in several dozen barrel houses some of which adorn the adjacent hilltops and are visible throughout Lynchburg.