Joe and I have traveled extensively around the world. It seems no matter where we are, when people hear we live in Tennessee, they immediately remark, “Oh, Jack Daniel’s!” Even when we took a cooking class last summer in Athens, Greece, the chef/teacher held up a Jack Daniel’s key chain and exclaimed, “Ahhh! Jack Daniel’s is Tennessee!”
I knew when we were planning our latest road trip, I wanted to make a stop in the little town of Lynchburg, Tennessee to tour the historic Jack Daniel’s Distillery! I’m so glad we did!
Taking a Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour
The Jack Daniel’s Distillery is located in Lynchburg, Tennessee which is about an hour and 1/2 drive south of Nashville ( see How to Spend 4 Days in Nashville). Once you get close to Lynchburg, it is pretty easy to find the distillery. In fact, if it weren’t for the factory, the town wouldn’t exist. Jack Daniel’s employs more people than those who actually live in Lynchburg.
The large parking lot is right across the street from the distillery. Make sure to leave all bags and strollers in your vehicle. Cameras are allowed during certain parts of the tour, so make sure you take yours!
There is a variety of tours available. If you have children with you, you’re limited to the “Dry Tour” which is a full factory tour. It just doesn’t include whiskey sampling. If you want to take a tour that involves sampling, we’d recommend that you make an online reservation or be prepared to wait. jackdaniels.com
Lynchburg is a sweet little town that deserves some of your time after your tour. Keep in mind, that Lynchburg is ironically in a dry county which means that drinking alcohol can not be bought or sold here. However, if you want a commemorative souvenir, you can buy a “special” bottle of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey at the factory or the general store located on the town square. Jack Daniel’s employees are each given a free bottle of whiskey every month, so maybe one of them can hook you up!
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