Jack Daniels Distillery Tour
Located 70 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee, a day trip to the birthplace of one of the most famous liquors is a must!
If you haven’t got access to a car, then Gray Line tour buses leave daily,from the centre of Nashville.
Book online or pop into the central tourist office in downtown Nashville and they will arrange it for you. Tours leave daily at 9.00am and cost $50.
It is a fun, informative tour and you get to see each step by step process of the making of the sour mash whiskey. See the infamous Safe, which resulted in the death of Mr Daniels, watch the workers stoking the charcoal fires from which the water is drained through to give it its unique taste and wander through the barrel warehouse.
No free samples though, as Lynchburg is a dry county, even the official tasters are not allowed to swallow! You will have to make do with a free sample of lynchburg non-alcoholic lemonade which is given at the end of the tour in the cafe. Here you can also purchase a whole range of Jack Daniels related food stuffs, including popcorn or bbq sauce. The gift shop is surprisingly pretty tasteful, with not a huge amount of tacky whiskey themed gifts. That is left to the tourist shops back in Nashville and although purchase of alcohol is banned in this town, the distillery does have lisense to sell some rare blended bottles of whiskey not available to buy anywhere else.
If you are on the Gray Line tour, afterwards you get an hour or so to spend in the small, but very quaint and friendly town of Lynchburg to shop or eat and then it’s a short 90 min countryside drive back into Nashville, via a stop at a cheap liquor store to purchase (legally) some Jack Daniels if you so wish.