We made it to Lynchburg, Tennessee specifically to come here. Even though I am not a massive fan of hard liquor, I must say, I personally enjoyed this tour. I was expecting like a thirty minute briefing on a free tour, but we were on the tour for almost two hours. You go through the entire process of Jack Daniel's whiskey being made, from the burning of the charcoal, to the barreling of the whiskey. It's amazing to see how it's made. Moving on down you get to tour the different buildings that have the mash and you can even smell the "white lightning" that will float your way. You'll get to see the barrel making & then tour the buildings that hold the barrels that are aging.
Some of the tour allows photos & some don't that areas where the magic happens. At the end you can have some free lemonade. Technically it's not legal to any store in the county to sell liquor but you have an option to buy some whiskey they have for sale at the distillery. At the end of the tour, we bought a bottle of Single Barrel Jack, a whiskey glass and fridge magnet. It's so worth the money to commemorate this experience. I will talk about the history and show more photos on my next post.
182 Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg, TN 37352 ; phone# 931-759-6357
|Three types of grain used to make Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey - corn, rye and malted barley.|
|The three are combined according to ratios that were developed by Jack himself many years ago.|
|Sugar maple wood stacked by piles for the charcoal|
|One of the secret of a good whiskey is by the good quality of burned barrels|
|The inferno that burns up the sugar maple wood into charcoal|
|The Horix Filler inside the White Rabbit Bottle Shop|
|One of the building where they process and stored the whiskey barrels|
|Jack Daniel himself|