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JACK DANIEL'S DUCKS
Peabody ducks retire to Jack Daniel's distillery pond in Lynchburg
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:23 PM EST
A group of ducks retiring from service at Memphis' Peabody Hotel has moved to Lynchburg.
Legend has it that the 80-year-old tradition of letting ducks swim in the Peabody fountain is linked to Jack Daniel's, in a roundabout way. Supposedly, the Peabody general manager left his live duck decoys in the hotel fountain after enjoying a little of the whiskey on a hunting trip.
Jack Daniel's is owned by Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp.