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Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour

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Jack Daniel’s is a brand of Tennessee whiskey that is the highest selling American whiskey in the world. t is known for its square bottles and black label. It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporaion since 1956. Despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniel’s home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for consumption at stores or restaurants within the county, although the distillery does sell commemorative bottles of whiskey. ~wiki

The distillery location is about 1.5 hours from our hotel. We arrived late almost lunch time so after securing our tour tickets, we decided to check out the town center and we found this nice foot bridge.

This is the huge fireplace used for making charcoal, the file of woods below is from the sugar maple tree. To Start the fire they will spray their very own 140 proof whiskey. Our tour guide sprayed some into our hands allowing us to feel and smell it closely, but some of biker guys lick it after smelling.

My 2nd favorite part of the tour, whiskey tasting. Too bad, taking pictures is not allowed during my favorite part which is, our tour guide opened the big chamber full of charcoal and allowing the whiskey to drop into it for about 10′ or more ft. High, this process is called mellowing. The smell of 140 proofs escaping from the chamber is like a perfume, you can almost taste the air and feel like you had a few rounds of it.


Written by iamtakie

November 23, 2012 at 1:54 am