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Jack Daniels No 7

Cowboy hats and whiskey!

Its day three in Nashville and we decided to head to the Jack Daniels distillery which is about 120kms south of Nashville towards the Alabama border took about an hour and a half. Located in a small town called Lynchberg.

We did a tour of the distillery right from the fermentation process to bottling! It was amazing to see the line at work and still amazes me that every bottle continues to be made right here! So no matter where in the world you are enjoying a glass of Jack, its from Lynchberg!!!

The distillery is still on the original grounds which Jasper Daniel’s (nickname Jack) started making whiskey in the late 1800s. He and head distiller Nathan Green opened the distillery in 1866, Jack passed away in 1907 and leaves the distillery to his nephew Lem Motlow. Thankfully Lem and brother Jess stored the whiskey and didn't sell off the estate during the times of prohibition in the 1920's -1933!

The grounds are really beautiful it was really green there there still an original stream a limestone rock distilling process that they still use the same water that was originally used to make the whiskey.

It was sold off in the late nineteen fifties to private enterprise for about $20 million which is probably a bargain now that you think about it!!
There are still three of the original descent of the Green family that still work there which I think is pretty special.

We had a tasting in the barrel room of five different types/ vintages of the whiskey which was really interesting to see the differences between the single malts and some of the other ones they’re making nowadays like the single batch and Gentleman Jack etc. I didn't realise the range JD have! The honey is still my favourite, or a classic JD and lemonade with a squeeze of fresh lime, divine!

We then headed into the town of Lynchburg to grab some lunch at a little barbecue place which was really old school decked out, the pulled pork pizza which was delicious!!

The town Square has lots of different shops obviously a lot of them selling Jack Daniels merchandise and one of them is an old hardware store which Jack Daniels nephew opened in the prohibition times.

A lovely town and very hospitable folk who love the JD story and continue to thrive in its business, defiantly worth a visit if you're ever in Tennessee!!
Off for a cheeky one, much love
L xx

Posted by mslaurajade 05:56 Archived in USA Tagged travel tennessee holidays adventures drinks nashville whiskey

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