|Products of Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee|
Gentleman Jack, Old No. 7 Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey and Single Barrel
|Our tickets for Tour #14|
The Jack Daniel Distillery Tour is a popular tourist attraction for visitors to middle Tennessee -- and today, even though it's mid-October, was no exception.
We had about an hour wait for our tour, which is free but requires a ticket.
We spent our waiting time looking around inside and outside the visitors center.
None of this was here when either of us toured long ago.
|Outside the Visitor Center|
All this is new from our earlier visits here.
|Special wood is used to make the charcoal through which the famous concoction is filtered.|
|The wood is burned just to the point of becoming charcoal. |
Too much and it turns to ash... Too little and it doesn't crumble to the consistency that allows proper filtration.
Each piece of charcoal is less than 1" in diameter.
|This is the famous cave spring from where the water comes that is used to make Jack Daniel products.|
|The three ingredients of Jack Daniels product. Corn, Barley and Rye.|
|Jack posing with the Wayner and me. |
Jack was, in reality, a mere 5'4" tall and wore a size 4 shoe.
(The bronze sculptor who created this statue made him a bit taller at about 5'6")