Wednesday, October 07, 2020


Jack Daniel’s, has today announced the appointment of Chris Fletcher as its new Master Distiller.

Chris Fletcher, who previously held the role of Assistant Master Distiller for the last six years, will be responsible for the overall quality of Jack Daniel’s, from grain to glass.

New Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Chris Fletcher

Chris, will also be responsible for innovation and the distillery’s new “Distillers in Training” program, which aims to recruit, teach and mentor the next generation of whiskey makers. 

Born and raised in Lynchburg, and now carrying on a family tradition, Chris is the grandson of former Master Distiller Frank Bobo, who served in the role from 1966 until his retirement in 1989.

Commenting on the news, Chris Fletcher, said: "It's an honour to be named Master Distiller here at Jack Daniel's and join a line of folks who’ve made the best whiskey in the world. Over the last 17 years, I’ve been able to learn and work alongside so many talented whiskey makers, and I am very grateful for the mentors I've had, including Jeff Arnett who taught me so much.  Our distillery and team here in Lynchburg are the best in the business, and I cannot wait to continue to work with them crafting the world's favourite Tennessee whiskey."

Chris Fletcher, takes over from Jeff Arnett, who stepped down as Master Distiller last month, after 12 years in the role.

Posted by Steve Rush