5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniel’s Distillery

If you’re a whiskey fan, you’ve got to take a trip to Lynchburg, Tennessee to visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery.  Touring the distillery has always been on my husband’s bucket list, so on our way up to Nashville we had to stop by. The tour was super informative, and the whiskey tasting at the end was lots of fun!

Here are 5 tips for touring the Jack Daniels Distillery.

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5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

1. Make sure to factor in some time on your trip to explore Lynchburg.

Surprisingly, Lynchburg is a dry county! So you won’t find any bars or honky-tonks. But still, it’s the cutest little town, so make sure to factor in some time to explore! Stroll around the town center, do a little shopping, and eat some amazing barbecue.

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We tried out Barrel House BBQ – it was amazing!!

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com
I’m still craving these pulled pork nachos. Yum!
5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com
Jack and Coke, anyone?

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com
Dare you to try one!

2. Check out the distillery’s website ahead of time to choose which tour you’d like to take.

There are 5 different tours at the Jack Daniel’s distillery. There’s even a “Dry County Tour” for teetotalers. Ha! Josh wanted to do the Angel’s Share Tour so we could taste  some of the Single Barrel Collection and the limited edition whiskeys.

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

3. Wear decent shoes for the tour.

You’ll be doing a lot of walking and climbing stairs. And get ready to learn some history! We loved learning about the distillery process and all about Mr. Jack.

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We got the insider’s information from our tour guide about how Jack Daniels died. It’s said that Jack wasn’t a morning person. (Guess he’d rather stay up late drinking whiskey?) One morning, he needed to grab some paperwork out of his safe, but he was having having trouble remembering the combination. He got so frustrated that he kicked the safe and broke one of his toes! An infection set in and he ended up loosing his foot. Later, his entire left leg had to be amputated. He died in 1911 after the infection continued to spread. The tour guide said the moral of the story is “never go into work early.” I think the moral is “don’t kick things in anger.”

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Trivia fact – Jack was only 5 feet 2 inches tall!

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com
Jack Daniel’s is made from water drawn from the Cave Spring Hollow, located on the property.

4. Make sure to bring your camera!

The grounds of the distillery are picturesque, so make sure to bring your camera. And there are tons of great places to take Instagram-worthy pics! This was my favorite picture we took during our visit – Jack on the rocks! Get it?

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5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5. But note that there are some places on the tour where you won’t be able to take pictures.

Like in the grain mill. Guess Jack has to keep some things secret!

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com

 

5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com
Want to be a part of the Single Barrel Society? Just buy a barrel of whiskey for around $10,000, and you’ll get your name on a fancy plaque.
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Costco!
5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniels Distillery | sunshineandholly.com
Fun trivia fact – Whisky (plural whiskies) means it was made in either Scotland, Wales, Canada or Japan. Whiskey (plural whiskeys) means that it was made in either Ireland or America.

We had a blast on the tour, and I actually liked a couple of the whiskeys we tasted! (I’m not a huge fan of whiskey.) So if you’re around the Nashville area, take a quick trip over to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery for a tour!

Have you been to any other distillery tours? Which ones should we add to our bucket list?

 

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13 Replies to “5 Tips for Touring the Jack Daniel’s Distillery”

  1. I’m with you on the “don’t kick things in anger” lesson. Apparently, I should add this to my bucket list, I LOVE little history nugget places!

  2. I am dying to go to Nashville and definitely considering this well planned trip. Not to mention those pulled pork nachos delicious!

  3. For two years we lived less than an hours drive from the distillery and just never made our way there. It seemed anytime we were heading to Nashville we had the kiddo’s in tow.

  4. What a fun post! My husband is definitely a whiskey fan and would love this! Thank you for the tips, this is going on our list as a must do!

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