The one thing my husband was so excited to do was to visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Every time we passed a sign he reminded me. So I surprised him for one of our days out. If you are visiting the Nashville area it’s defiantly worth the trip!
We packed up and made the drive from Nashville to Lynchburg. What a beautiful drive! Very little highway driving and we got to see some beautiful towns and homes!
The distillery is just outside of town and they have defiantly embraced the natural beauty around them.
They have many used for the used Jack Daniel’s barrels. (that you can buy in town!)
You cross a creek that you later find out is where they get the water to make the whiskey.
You go in and get your tour number (the tour is free if you don’t want the tasting to go with it!)
Related: Downtown Lynchburg Tennessee
While you wait you can tour the museum.
You can learn the basics of how whiskey is made and stored
Learn how Jack Daniel impacted the town of Lynchburg
Find out how the stills were used to make whiskey.
Smell the mellowing before and after.
See the change of the bottles over the years.
They also have a free drink station while you wait, made from of course Jack Daniel Barrels.
There is a lot of other things to see in the museum too
When your tour is ready you line up and they normally take your group’s picture we didn’t get a group one due to a photographer issue but we got an individual one after the tour
Then you load up in a bus for the start of the tour. They drive you through downtown Lynchburg and point our points of interest. Then you get to see their storage locations. The first thing you see is the wood they use I lost count of the number of stacks I saw like this!
Then you can peek in and look at one of the 90+ storage plants they have around the county. WARNING: The smell is overpowering!
They drop you off at the back of the plant to start your tour and your start to learn some of the processes.
Of course, the scenery isn’t bad either
They had a garage with the old fire trucks in it. Hubby was in his element he loved them!
Then we walked over to the cave where the spring came from.
This is the water that makes Jack Daniel’s, in fact, some of the water in this picture could be in your bottle of jack a few years from now 😉
Jack on the Rocks. Oh boy, the tour guy thought he was the funniest thing in the world!
We got to see Jack Daniel’s Office. Here is the desk that he worked at
And of course, the famous safe that killed Jack Daniel! Yep, his story is one that proves anger isn’t always the best way! Read the story on the safe that killed Jack Daniel.
We got to peek into the Still House
Notice the creek runs by every building on the property?
We saw the wall where anyone who bought a Barrel of Single Barrel Jack. Of course, Hubby notices the Ohio State one right off the bat!
We even got treated to one of their bottling sessions!
Then at the end of the tour, of course, you get to buy the bottles! We also learned that every employee gets a bottle of Jack with their paychecks!
Have you been to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery? What was your favorite part?