Jack Daniel's hometown of Lynchburg, Tennessee has always featured strongly in the brand's advertising, but often with a somewhat nostalgic touch. But in a new set of spots celebrating its 150th anniversary year, the brand honors the town's modern-day, real-life inhabitants.
The anthem spot, by Arnold Worldwide, sees a bunch of people congregating on a hillside, as the voiceover explains who they are -- the people of Lynchburg. Some are then singled out for special mention -- veterans, people born there, fifth-generation Lynchburgers, even one woman named "Hiawatha Kitty McGee." We also get to see the descendants of Jack Daniel, a woman from Taiwan and a German dog. The spots ends with the worlds: "If you can't get here, just look for one of our postcards. We send them all over, they look like this," as we see a bottle of Jack Daniel's.