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A Trip to Nashville Isn’t Worth Jack Until You Get to Lynchburg

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Three of us at Think Country ushered in the 4th of July holiday in a truly American manner.  We took a tasting tour at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in beautiful Lynchburg, Tennessee. Jack Daniel’s offers four different tours.  Ours was called The Angel’s Share Tour, where we tasted whiskey drawn from individual barrels, an honor that was once reserved exclusively for their distillers and tasters. 

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

The tour lasted 90 minutes and cost $30.00 per person.  It was worth every cent, as our tour guide, Brandi, was not only knowledgeable, she was funny and readily answered any questions.  We were given five different samples of whiskey, each one being one of the best Jack Daniel’s has to offer, so it goes without saying that we got our money’s worth in “refreshments”.  We were also given a souvenir glass to take home.  

Video courtesy of Patti McClintic, Think Country, Jack Daniel’s Distillery and YouTube

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

After the tour we were shown to a visitor center where we could drink all the ice cold water or lemonade we wanted.  Prior to touring the facility and learning how whiskey is made, we were taken on an air-conditioned bus tour of the tiny town of Lynchburg as well. 

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

Other tours that Jack Daniel’s offers are The Flight of Jack Daniel’s Tour (whiskey tasting), The Dry County Tour (no whiskey tasting)  and The Taste of Lynchburg Tour (whiskey tasting plus a meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s restaurant). Additional information, including pricing, can be found on the distillery’s website.  

After the tour, we all agreed that no trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery.  The tasting tour really is worth it. Even if you aren’t a regular whiskey drinker, it’s fun to do. Obviously, you have to be of legal drinking age.  

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

The drive from Nashville to Lynchburg is a nice one, about 90 minutes, but it was brought to our attention during the tour that there are all different ways to get there if you don’t have your own car.  There are bus excursions that travel from Nashville to Lynchburg daily, so there’s always a way to experience this fun and informative tour. You simply have to do it! You have the Think Country stamp of approval, but just like the good folks at Jack Daniel’s do, we remind you to drink responsibly.  Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country

“I don’t want to leave.  I want to live here.” – Dave Reiber, Denver, CO  

Jack Daniel’s Distillery Website:  https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/visit-us

Tennessee Whiskey Tours:   https://tennesseewhiskeytours.com/jack-n-back-tour/

 

 

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Patti McClintic
I’m Patti. I love just about every genre of music, history and I’m a genealogy addict. I’m a pop culture junkie and I have a lot of useless information stuck in my head! I’m so happy to be a part of the Think Country Team because teamwork is really what life is all about, isn’t it?
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