Experiencing the Jack Daniel’s Tour First Hand
jack daniel’s tourA visit to the Nashville area is an exhilarating experience, especially if you’ve never been before. Finding things to fill your trip’s itinerary is easy if you know where to look and how to get there, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all use a little extra direction when trying to plan the trip of the summer.
One of our favorite activities in the Nashville area has to be the tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN, about an hour and a half south of Music City. Not only is this tour a quintessential part of middle Tennessee’s history, it’s also a favorite of people all over the world simply because the whiskey is so popular.
Our advice for getting to Lynchburg? Book a chauffeured vehicle to get you there, especially if you want to buy a commemorative bottle while you’re there. Your chauffeur will know exactly how to get to the distillery and where to drop you off for the tour. After you’ve booked your car service, all you have left to do is enjoy the tour. We’ve got the lowdown on all things Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour.
What to Expect
The Tour takes place in Lynchburg, TN, the seat of the smallest county in Tennessee: Moore County. As you make your way into Lynchburg, you’ll notice the quaint architecture and small town feel. It’s almost like going back in time.
The tours are free, and begin at 9:00 am, with the last tour beginning at 4:30 pm. You’ll have a guide to explain the ins and outs of the distillery’s history and to give you the lowdown on the whiskey-making process. Remember: the tour is out of doors and will require quite a bit of walking, so prepare with comfortable shoes and clothes.
Where To Eat
When the tour ends, undoubtedly, you’ll be famished and looking for a cool place to sit down and get your fill of Southern comfort food. Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House is a vital part of the Lynchburg experience, with its historical relevancy to the Distillery and the town of Lynchburg overall. Miss Mary Bobo was a key member of the community, and when her boarding house became a the premiere destination for serving up her recipes for Southern comfort favorites, it was an instant classic, must-see destination for guests of the Distillery.
Lynchburg is a town full of local flavor. You’ll see a myriad of local shops and restaurants, as well as a hometown pharmacy and the famous Lynchburg Hardware and General Store where you can purchase a variety of authentic Jack Daniel’s merchandise. One of the charms of Lynchburg is that it hasn’t allowed time or technological advances to sully the authenticity and history of its charms.
If you spend the day in Lynchburg and find yourself looking for a dinner spot, consider stopping in at the BBQ Caboose on the square, where you can enjoy the atmosphere of a locally-owned treasure, from their specialty pizzas to the delicious namesake barbecue.
If you’re looking for ice cream, consider stopping in at Prince’s Ice Cream parlor, also on the square. And the Southern Perks Coffee Shop, just a couple of storefronts down from Prince’s, is the perfect destination for a great cup of Joe or a delicious pastry.
Experiencing one of the best tours in the Nashville area is as easy as booking chauffeured car service, picking a time, and enjoying the quaint and personal experience of hometown hospitality while you’re in Lynchburg. The Jack Daniel’s tour is one way to get the most of your time in middle Tennessee, and once you experience it, we’re certain you’ll agree.