Jack Daniels is an icon. His brand Old No. 7 is famous all over the world and is the best-selling American whiskey. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is also the drink of the heroes of many cult movies and series. It has an excellent taste and smell.
Therefore, when in Tennessee, it is worth stopping by Lynchburg and attending one of the Jack Daniels Distillery Tours. You will have the opportunity to taste this delicious whiskey and learn about the extraordinary history of Jack Daniels and his family. You will also be introduced to the process of making the best whiskey in the world. So check out our review, tips, and photos from Jack Daniels Distillery Tours in Lynchburg. We also share our opinion: Is it worth visiting Jack Daniels Distillery Tour from Nashville?
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Where is Jack Daniels Distillery?
Jack Daniels Distillery is located in a small town Lynchburg, Tennessee. The address is 182 Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg, TN. It’s the hometown of famous American distiller and businessman “Jack” Daniel – Jasper Newton. He is best known as the founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery. Before your trip, it’s good to know that Jack Daniel’s home county of Moore is a dry county. This means that Jack Daniels products are not available in stores or restaurants in the county. But you can still buy a bottle at the Jack Daniels Distillery.
Jack Daniel was the youngest of ten children of Calaway and Lucinda Matilda Daniel. He was Scots-Irish, of Scottish and Welsh descent. His grandfather, Joseph “Job” Daniel, was born in Wales, while his grandmother, Elizabeth Calaway, was born in Scotland. His paternal grandparents immigrated to the United States in the late 18th century.
The official website of the Jack Daniel’s brand suggests that its founder, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, was born in 1850, but his exact date of birth is unknown. According to the biography Blood & Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel, the author Peter Krass found that Daniel was born in January 1849. He based his theory on Jack’s sister’s diary, census records, and the date of Jack’s mother’s death. The story of his life is extraordinary and full of mystery. A visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery is, therefore, an interesting experience not only for whiskey fans. It is very informative. Even if you do not like whiskey or do not drink alcohol, you can visit this distillery and make a trip without tasting.
How Far is Jack Daniels Distillery from Nashville?
It’s only 75 miles southeast of Nashville to Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. So it’s a perfect idea for a day trip. To get to the distillery from Nashville, take I-24 E and US-231 S. The drive takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Jack Daniels Distillery Tour from Nashville
Is it worth taking Jack Daniels Distillery Tour from Nashville? Yes, we did it. Buying a trip from Nashville was a great idea because when we traveled by car, we could not take advantage of the opportunity to taste the excellent drinks of Jack Daniels. Yes, we know that taste and smell very well. More than once Gentleman Jack has accompanied us to various celebrations and parties. But to taste the drinks of Jack Daniels in his estate, in his distillery, in the place where the legend was born, is a whole other dimension. It is a spiritual experience for any fan of Jack Daniels whiskey. So, during our road trip, we parked our RV in Nashville and took this tour to Jack Daniels Distillery to enjoy the experience to the fullest.
During this trip, we explored Lynchburg, home of Jack Daniels and its distillery. We also visited the burial site of Jack Daniels.
An important part of the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour from Nashville was tasting premium whiskey and touring the distillery. We were impressed by the huge barrels. Also, the perfect smell of a delicious drink was in the air. The tour guide told us the history of the whiskey business with great passion and commitment. We learned a lot about the life of Jack Daniel and Tennessee Whiskey. We were also impressed by the house where Jacek’s family lived. We looked at old furniture, books, and photos. So, we highly recommend Jack Daniels Distillery Tour from Nashville. We would do this tour again. If you don’t drink alcohol you can choose a dry tour in the distillery.
Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg – Opening Hours
Jack Daniels Distillery Tours are daily from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m CST. The Jack Daniels Distillery is closed: New Year’s Eve, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
When you enter, you can visit Jack Daniel Distillery, Visitor Centre, Lynchburg Hardware & General Shop, Barrel Store, and Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant. Testing, drinking, and buying alcohol are only allowed for people over 21 years of age.
Remember, the Distillery is located in a Dry Town of Lynchburg. So you can only buy liquor at the Distillery. You cannot buy it in other parts and places of Moore County. The Jack Daniels Distillery has been an important part of the town of Lynchburg, Tennessee since the mid-1800s. But Moore County has been dry since Tennessee passed prohibition laws in 1910.
Gifts for Fans of Jack Daniels Whiskey
In Jack Daniell Distillery Store you can buy a bottle or even a barrel of the best whiskey in the world. You can also buy other gifts there, such as whiskey glasses and other items, like t-shirts or magnets. If you do not have the opportunity to visit Jack Daniels Distillery Tour in Lynchburg, but would like to give a unique gift to a fan of Gentleman Jack, check out our recommendations.
- a great and inexpensive gift will be Jack Daniels Vintage Style Metal Poster or Zippo Jack Daniel’s Lighters
- the perfect gift will be Jack Daniel’s Licensed Barware Label Logo Decanter. It’s high quality clear glass, dishwasher safe with stopper removed. Every whiskey fan and gourmet should have such a bottle in their collection.
- or Jack Daniel’s Shot Glass Set. This collection features one each of four popular Thenessee brand shot glasses; each shot glass is made of high-quality clear glass and has a logo permanently fired onto one side.
- Of course, a book is always a great gift. The following suggestion contains very interesting facts from Jack’s life and presents the whiskey making process in an accessible way. Any whiskey fan will enjoy reading this book while sipping favorite whiskey.