Although not as big as the Jack Daniel’s property, the George Dickel Distillery is located at 1950 Cascade Hollow Rd. Tullahoma, TN 37388. The hour and fifteen minute drive is well worth the haul for a day of seeing the distilling process and tasting the “whisky.”
George A. Dickel is the producer of one of the two major Tennessee brand whiskies. Declaring his whisky of equal quality to the finest scotch, George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.” George Dickel discovered that whisky made in the winter was smoother than whisky made in the summer. Their whisky is chilled before charcoal-mellowing. This extra step filters out oils and acids, and to this day, they’re the only Tennessee distiller to do it.
Today, you won’t find Cascade Hollow on most maps.The distillery is off the beaten path and uses the same fresh water from the spring George A. Dickel used for his first bottle of whisky.
All tours are free except the $10 extended tours that are accompanied by complimentary tasting. Tours are held Monday through Saturday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, except on major holidays. The last tour starts at 3:30 PM each day. The staff asks its participants to wear closed toed shoes, such as sneakers for protection from the equipment. Heels are prohibited and open-toed shoes are strongly discouraged.
The George Dickel Distillery is a perfect day trip off the most traveled road. For those who love Tennessee history, tasting a fine whisky, or someone just trying something new. This distillery is for you!