|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")
Most people who know about Jack Daniel's Distillery know it is made in a dry county -- meaning liquor cannot be purchased here. I asked Chris about the status of that law these days. Yes, the county is still dry and alcohol cannot be purchased here. A state resolution was passed in recent years however, that allows souvenir bottles to be sold at Jack Daniel's Distillery and those souvenir bottles are allowed to have some of the product in them. Good move.
Our stop here was in route to our usual fall destination for football at Auburn University. We'll be there for a few weeks and hope you'll share the adventure with us.
Enjoyed your tour. It is quite impressive we thought and it was nice weather when we were there, too. Hope all are well. Good football weather on the way! MeReplyDelete