Some brands simply need no introduction. For whiskey, that brand is Jack Daniel’s. We’ve all heard someone next to us at the bar order a
Jack Daniel’s Distillery is one of the most popular and well-known makers of spirits in the world. The company has a time-honored history of making whiskey for over 150 years. Located in Lynchburg, Tennessee, the company has been long known for making classic, traditional Tennessee whiskey.
Founded by Jasper Newton Daniel (affectionately known as Jack), he introduced Old No. 7, a signature charcoal-mellowed Tennessee whiskey that is still made in the traditional way more than a century and a half later.
The distillery was officially founded in 1866 and was the first registered distillery in the United States. The company experienced a stoppage of operations during Prohibition and stopped again during World War II.
Master Distillers Jess Gamble and Frank Bobo brought Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 into the world consciousness, and since then, it has been a popular, iconic, and well-loved brand.
Jack Daniel’s is most popular for their Old No. 7, a Tennessee sour mash whiskey that is charcoal mellowed for a unique, bold, and spicy flavor with a well-balanced finish. They also have a range of other offerings such as an apple-flavored whiskey, a Tennessee rye version, a number of single barrel offerings, as well as the double mellowed Gentleman Jack. They also make Tennessee honey, a honey liqueur blended with traditional Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
You can visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Tours can be enjoyed without a reservation, but it is recommended to place a reservation so you can ensure that you get a slot on your desired day.
They offer various tours, including The Angel’s Share, The Flight of Jack Daniel’s, The Taste of Lynchburg, and The Dry Country.
This is an hour and thirty minute long tour and costs $35 per person. This tour will show you around the distillery’s inner sanctum, where you will learn about the distillery’s history, how the whiskey is made, and the importance of choosing the best barrels. At the end of the tour, there is a tasting of whiskey from a single barrel.
This is also an hour and a half long tour that costs $30 per person. This tour gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the whiskey-making process. The tour ends with a tasting at Barrelhouse 1-14, where guests will taste five different Jack Daniel’s products.
This is a unique, three hour tour that is $100 per person. This includes the traditional tour and whiskey tasting experience that is included with the other tours. It also features a two-course meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant.
This tour is an hour and ten minutes and costs $20 per person. In this tour, you learn how whiskey is made and learn stories about the distillery during prohibition and beyond. You will learn unique, personalized stories from people who actually worked at the facility and experienced these times.