Jack Daniel's Distillery Tours
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Go behind the distilling scenes at the oldest registered distillery in the United States: Jack Daniel’s, founded in 1863 in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Learn the history behind the distillery that’s emblematic of Southern culture and find out how the legendary old No. 7 whiskey is made at the source.
A visit to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery highlights Tennessee history and late settler culture. Visitors can choose from a number of guided tour options, from the Angel’s Share Distillery Tour with single-barrel whiskey tastings to a combo tour of the distillery and town of Lynchburg. Other tasting options include the classic tasting tour, which includes a flight of five whiskeys, and the Mr. Jack Toast in the Hollow Tour, a quick driving tour of Lynchburg followed by a whiskey toast. Those who aren’t interested in drinking can save money by taking the Dry County tour, which still provides information about the distillery’s history and production process sans alcohol. To avoid the need to find a designated driver, book a tour from Nashville that includes round-trip transportation to Lynchburg and free time in the city to purchase tickets and take a Jack Daniel’s tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
- This site is a must-see for Southern history buffs and fans of Tennessee whiskey.
- Don't forget to bring your official photo ID if you’re going on a tasting tour.
- The distillery doesn’t sell souvenirs, but other local shops are stocked.
- The Mr. Jack Toast in the Hollow Tour includes transportation around the distillery by motorcoach and is the best tour option for visitors with limited mobility. All other tours involve walking and stairs.
How to Get There
Because of its close proximity to Nashville (a 90-minute drive), the distillery is an easy and popular day-trip destination for visitors to Nashville. Make the drive yourself (be sure to plan for a designated driver), or book transportation in advance with a tour.
When to Get There
Tours operate daily between 9am and 4:30pm, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. The distillery is most popular on the weekends (Friday through Sunday) and around major holidays. Tours fill quickly, so arrive early or ensure your spot by booking ahead.
Legend has it that Jack Daniel started his distilled whiskey business at the age of 13 after his caretaker, a Lutheran minister, decided to devote his life to the ministry and left his distillery in Daniel's care. Daniel later accredited the whiskey’s success to the use of iron-free spring water—still used to this day.
Address: 182 Lynchburg Highway, Lynchburg 37352, USA
Hours: Tours offered daily, 9am - 4:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Jack Daniel's Distillery
Explore the historic Jack Daniel's Distillery on this guided tour from Nashville. Embark on a tasting tour of the distillery and sample several tastings of premium Tennessee whiskey. You also have free time to walk through the nearby town, famous for their Tennessee Walking Horse, and downtown Lynchburg.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Make the most of your visit to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery by booking premium round-trip transportation in advance and enjoying all the whiskey samples you want without the need to assign a designated driver. Ideal for large groups traveling together, enjoy free time to take a tour of the distillery (own expense) and explore Lynchburg.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Jack Daniel's Distillery hours of operation?
Jack Daniel's Distillery hours of operation: Tours offered daily, 9am - 4:30pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Jack Daniel's Distillery?
The best ways to experience Jack Daniel's Distillery are:
- Nashville to Jack Daniel's Distillery Bus Tour with Tastings
- Jack Daniel's Distillery Group Tour From Nashville
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