Jack enters the Formula One game with McLaren Racing partnership

On Tuesday, the Jack Daniel Distillery and McLaren Racing announced a multi-year partnership. It’s a move meant to increase global reach of Lynchburg’s Tennessee whiskey, according to distillery marketing officials. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Jack Daniel’s and McLaren Racing recently announced a multi-year partnership making Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey an official partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team beginning in 2023. Jack Daniel’s has over 155 years of heritage in crafting whiskey and will enter Formula 1 for the first time with McLaren to evolve its global presence and reach new consumers.

McLaren Racing was founded by New Zealand racing driver Bruce McLaren in 1963. The team entered its first Formula 1 race in 1966, since then McLaren has won 20 Formula 1 world championships, more than 180 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt.

“Entering the fast-growing world of Formula 1 with McLaren Racing aligns perfectly with our vision to make Jack Daniel’s the most iconic spirits brand globally,” said Sophia Angelis, Jack Daniel’s SVP, Global Managing Director. “Jack Daniel’s and McLaren Racing have always been bold, confident brands and we are excited about the platform that this partnership presents for Jack Daniel’s and McLaren to take our responsible drinking message to a new audience and engage fans all over the world.”

Jack Daniel’s branding will be featured on the nose of McLaren’s 2023 F1 cars as well as on the driver’s overalls and pit crew’s helmets. McLaren and Jack Daniel’s will host a variety of events and media and hospitality programs throughout the 2023 F1 season. The two brands will also collaborate to develop McLaren and Jack Daniel’s-themed programs at retail outlets as well as create custom marketing and advertising campaigns including a special edition bottle in select markets in 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jack Daniel’s to the McLaren F1 Team,” said Zak Brown, McLaren Racing CEO. “Together we will look to reach new audiences as well as hosting a variety of events together. 2023 is an important year for McLaren as we commemorate our 60th birthday, and we are excited to celebrate with an iconic brand like Jack Daniel’s by our side.” •

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