REV. DANIEL H. CALL & Jasper newton daniel
Call Family Distillers represents a deep rooted heritage of whiskey making, beginning in the 1800's in Lynchburg, TN. Reverend Daniel Call was a Lutheran minister that lived in Lynchburg,. At a young age, Jack Daniels began working at the general store owned by Rev. Call. Behind the store, Call operated a whiskey still. During the 1860's as the Civil War swept through America, Reverend Dan Call taught Jack Daniels the art of distilling whiskey. They partnered up together and formed a distillery named Daniel & Call Distillery No. 7, District #4. They later changed to No 16, District #5. As the temperance movement began to sweep throughout America, the Reverend was called to make a serious decision: choose his church congregation or the whiskey business. He chose to stay with the ministry and sold off his stake in the distillery to Jack Daniels.