David had some vacation time he needed to use, so we decided to take a short trip to Nashville to visit family for the weekend. We headed up there on Thursday morning and stopped in Lynchburg, TN to visit the Jack Daniels Distillery.
As close friends know, I am a good friend of Mr. JD, especially with JD and Coke or JD Down home Punch. Though, it has been a few months since I have enjoyed the company of the Old #7. I definitely got my fill on the tour.
Seriously, hands down one of the best tours you could possibly take and the best part is it’s absolutely free! Even if you are not into alcohol beverages, the history behind Jack Daniels if very interesting. So if you are in the area I would recommend you to stop by. You pay nothing to get in and it own takes about 1 and ½ of your time. The landscape of the town & distillery are enough reason to stop. The funniest part of the whole thing is that the Jack Daniels Distillery is located in a dry county so you cannot buy any alcohol in the county it’s made in. We didn’t get a taste (not that I would have taken one) but we did get a good whiff of it a few times. That will satisfy me for the next five months. I took a ton of pictures but there were a few areas that you were not allowed to have the flash on, so those might be a little blurry.
The lady in the front is our tour guide Bette. She was awesome. She seriously knew every answer to any question we had.
You can buy your own barrel of Jack Daniels for about $9,000. They remove the whiskey, bottle it and put a plaque with your name on top of the barrel. Plus, you get your name on the wall at the Jack Daniels Distillery for everyone to see. You would be surprised to see how many names were on that wall.
David & I with Mr. Jack Daniels himself. In real life he only stood at 5'2. They gave him a few extra inches in the statue. He was a very small man.