Bryson Tiller visits the Jack Daniel Distillery
In 2015, Bryson Tiller burst into the limelight with brutally honest R&B confessionals that were backed up by sleek trap atmospheres. A constant presence in the SoundCloud streaming sphere, Tiller first entered the scene with his debut EP Killer Instinct, Vol. 1, and created new hype with downloads like “Don’t” and “Right My Wrongs” – with the old hit peaking at No. 13 on the Hot 100. The songs appeared during her debut in gender change. Trapsoul, and since then, Tiller has become a mainstay of the charts, landing on the Artist 100 Chart for 91 weeks and recording 14 Hot 100 entries to date.
In Hand crafted, Tiller and company learn how Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is made as our hip-hop editor leads the artist to reflect on his own creative process. To start the day, tour guide Brandi Smith takes the guys to rick’s yard, where she explains how to light sugar maple wood pallets and use the resulting charcoal as a filter is essential to achieve the characteristic flavor for which Jack Daniel’s is known for.
“With Jack Daniel’s, I noticed that they have a very slow and steady approach. From a music or career perspective, can you relate to this in any way? asks Lamarre. “Yes, there are a lot of similarities to my music,” replies the Grammy-nominated artist. “Like what she [Brandi] says, ‘slow burning.’ I take my time with my music. I like to let the time pass to really see if I am feeling it or not. Often between albums, I really like to feel things and let the music speak for itself. It is quality rather than quantity.
The next visit is a stop at Motlow Cave, where viewers learn that corn, barley, rye, and iron-free limestone spring water are the cornerstones of Jack Daniel’s distillation process. “It’s really the groundwork, the foundation of where we start our whiskey. Distilleries are widespread throughout Kentucky and Tennessee because there are natural limestones. As the water passes through the limestone, it picks up minerals that contribute to the taste of the whiskey but leaves out the iron. This is the very first step in making Jack, ”reveals Brandi.