When people hear Tennessee Whiskey, they immediately think of Jack Daniels. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a great Jack & Coke, it’s the staple of any great night, but there are several great distilleries in the area that provide visitors with tours and great whiskey!
First, there is the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg. Located about an hour and a half south of Nashville, this is one of the most well known distilleries in the world. Take a tour around the grounds and distillery, which is ironically located in a dry county, and even enjoy a taste of that whiskey we’ve all come to love.
Next try the other famous Tennessee whisky, George Dickel. Located in Tullahoma, about an hour and a half from Nashville, you can get their easily from Nashville. Don’t make the mistake of this product “whiskey.” George decided to drop the “e” and simply call his drink whisky. Go down and take a free tour around the facility!
The next great distillery is located a little closer to home on Clinton Street. Corsair Distillery creates everything from Vanilla Bean Whiskey to Pumpkin Spice Moonshine. This is a distillery for everyone. Tours are given Wednesday through Saturday for $2, and if you want a tasting afterwards, it costs $8.
There are many other distilleries in Middle Tennessee as well. Popcorn Sutton, who specializes in moonshine or “white whiskey”, Pritchard’s Distillery, and Short Mountain Distillery. Also keep a look out for tours coming soon at Whisper Creek.