Jack Daniels Home Bar

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Jack Daniels Home Bar

Jack Daniel's fans now have the perfect perch from which to sip whiskey at home.The woodworkers at Heritage Handcrafted built these man cave-worthy stools out of repurposed barrels from the Jack Daniel's Distillery—and they're ideal for sitting around a wet bar, poker table or outdoor fire pit. They're available with either a round swiveling or fixed square design, and can even be personalized with custom wood carving to make it your own whiskey-inspired drinking throne. Proceeds from these rustic relics also benefit America's troops—10 percent from each purchase is donated to support active military members through the Jack Daniel’s Distillery’s “Operation Ride Home” foundation.Starting at $195 for the fixed-square stool, there's no better way to pick up some customized JD nostalgia while supporting a worthy cause.h/t Hi Consumption 

Jack Daniels Home Bar

Of course, Jack Daniel’s merchandise is for sale, including barbecue sauce, shirts, and mugs. The most interesting item available for purchase is an authentic barrel head personalized with your name or slogan ($70). It might just be the ultimate holiday gift for a home-bar enthusiast. While you’re there, say hello to Kevin Sanders, Jack Daniel’s barrel-maker. Sanders is also the keeper of all stories about Jack Daniel’s, including the legend of the safe that killed the whiskey maker.

Jack Daniels Home Bar

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Jack Daniel’s has popped up in Wynwood, bringing all the sights, sounds, and tastes of its hometown of Lynchburg with it. Now through Saturday evening, the Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg General Store (2600 NW Second Ave., Miami) offers live music, a bakery, barrel-making demonstrations, and even an old-time barbershop. The store, open from noon to 8 p.m. daily, is free to explore. One caveat: You must be 21 or older — and you will be carded at the door by two rather large gentlemen in sports coats and ties.

Jack Daniels Home Bar

Sure, there are many spirits out there, but rarely do you find one with the staying power and brand recognition of Jack Daniel’s. The Tennessee whiskey, a favorite of Frank Sinatra’s (who’d famously polish off a bottle at his concerts), is celebrating its 150th birthday by taking a little vacation — to Miami.

Jack Daniels Home Bar

Once inside, there’s a host of things to see and do. First, have a sip of sweet tea or lemonade at Miss Mary Bobo’s, a re-creation of a bakery found in Tennessee. The beverages are on the house, but you can purchase squares of Jack Daniel’s anniversary cake or pumpkin pie for $1 each. Miami location but Lynchburg prices, to be sure.

Jack Daniels Home Bar

The safe, by the way, is also on tour. The story goes that, in 1906, Jack went to work early and tried unsuccessfully to open his safe. Frustrated, he kicked the thing, breaking his big toe. Unfortunately, the toe never healed correctly and got infected, killing the maker of America’s most popular liquor. The motto of the distillery now and forevermore: “Never get to work early.” We’ll drink to that.

Jack Daniels Home Bar

The Jack Daniel’s pop-up will feature live music and a DJ spinning vinyl today from noon to 6 p.m. On Thursday, in celebration of charcoal, you can have your sketch done by an artist. Friday from noon to 8 p.m., you can get a trim from a Junior & Hatter barber and styling tips from Bonobos. Saturday will feature a special closing-day celebration all day until 6 p.m. For more information, visit jackdaniels.com.

Jack Daniels Home Bar

Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.

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