Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lynn Tolley

Lynn TolleyLynne Tolley, master taster and global ambassador for the Jack Daniel's distilling company, is the great-grandniece of Jack himself. She sat down for an interview with the Memphis Commercial-Appeal newspaper. Here are two comments she made at the time.
Q: Who, past or present, would you most like to have a drink with?

A: Jack Daniel, of course. I'd love to sit down and talk to him, but I tell you this: He would be shocked that so many women are drinking his whiskey. He died in 1911, and women didn't drink then unless they were sick and needed a tonic.

Q: You've been a taster for Jack Daniel's for 25 years (her favorite cocktail is a Manhattan made with Gentleman Jack). Every Friday afternoon, if you're not traveling as the ambassador, you join other tasters. What is that group like?

A: About half of us are women. In my estimation, women are the best tasters because the process is done by aroma and taste, and I think women have a keener sense of smell.

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