If you’re a fan of whiskey or just curious about how it’s made, you should definitely check out this place. It’s the oldest registered distillery in the US, and it’s where they make the famous Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey that we all know and love.
The tour starts at the visitor center, where you can learn about Jack Daniels’s history and legacy. You can also see some memorabilia and artifacts from his life, like his office, safe, and original recipe. The visitor center also has a gift shop to buy souvenirs and merchandise.
The next stop is the brickyard, where they make the charcoal that is used to filter the whiskey. They burn stacks of sugar maple wood and then grind them into charcoal. The smell of the smoke is amazing, and you can feel the heat from the fire.
Then, you get to see the spring where they get the water for the whiskey. It’s a natural limestone spring that flows from a cave. The water is crystal clear and cold, and it’s one of the reasons why Jack Daniels whiskey tastes so smooth.
After that, you go to the distillery itself, where they ferment, distill, and age the whiskey. You can see the huge copper stills where they boil the mash and the barrels where they store the whiskey for years. The best part is that you get to sample some of the whiskey at the end of the tour. They have different varieties and flavors, and they explain how to taste them properly.
The tour lasts about an hour and a half, costing $25 per person. You have to book in advance online, and you have to be 21 or older to participate. It’s totally worth it, though, trust me.
I had a great time at the Jack Daniels Distillery and learned much about whiskey making. It was a fun and educational experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves whiskey or wants to try something new. Cheers! 🥂