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Jack Daniel Distillery near Nashville, TN

Take a stroll through the Jack Daniel Distillery, near Nashville, Tennessee, and learn how the gold medal winning whiskey started and evolved.

You'll learn that Jack Daniel was born in 1850 and began working for a family who owned a whiskey still at the young age of 7. At age 13, he purchased the whiskey still, and that is just the beginning of Mr. Jack's creation of a whiskey legacy.

Just like Jack Daniel himself, the Jack Daniel's bottle has a history of its own. On your tour, you'll discover how Mr. Jack first bottled his whiskey in 1866, how he decided to separate the look of his whiskey from others by stenciling his name on the jugs, as well as many other interesting facts about the progression of Jack Daniel's whiskey.

In addition, you'll be intrigued to know that the Jack Daniel Distillery was licensed in 1866 and is the oldest registered distillery in the United States, listed on the National Historic Site.

You'll learn all about the unique mellowing process, including The Cave Spring's influence on the success of the Jack Daniel Distillery. Because of Mr. Jack's strong intuition, he knew that the cool limestone spring water was ideal for creating his Tennessee whiskey, and, judging by the brand's popularity, that intuition has proved to be accurate.

Also, you'll see the Copper Stills, where fermented mass is distilled. Although using copper stills is more expensive than using other types of stills, the folks at the Jack Daniel Distillery believe that copper produces finer whiskey. After the clear, 140 proof spirit whiskey flows from the still, it goes through the aging process in charred oak barrels, where it acquires its color.

When you tour the distillery, you'll learn more about the process of creating Jack Daniel's whiskey and visit other parts of the distillery including the Barrel House, Sour Mash, and Rickyard. Get a thorough, inside look at the way the whiskey that is enjoyed by many is created here in Lynchburg.

On the Jack Daniels Country Tour, you'll not only have an opportunity to visit the distillery and be guided through with an experienced tour guide, but you'll also have a chance to enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring Lynchburg. Approximately 6 hours, the tour is appropriate for all ages, and transportation from your Nashville hotel is included as well.

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