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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jack Daniels Distillery

So this weekend, my fabulous grandmother and aunt came to visit as a (very) late Christmas trip!  There's really nothing to do here that isn't outdoorsy, and it was pouring rain all weekend, so...we sat around bored and talking for the most part.

On Sunday, we went on the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour in Lynchburg, TN, which is only a ~30 minute drive for us.  The tour is about an hour and a half long, and really fun.

It's pretty crazy though, when you think about it, because Moore County (where it's located) is a DRY county.

(Yes, you read that right)

One of the biggest whiskey manufacturers in the world is located in a place where it's illegal to buy, possess, or consume alcohol.

This means that there's no free tastes on the tour (although in all likelihood, you WILL get a serious buzz from the fumes), and that you can only buy Jack in "commemorative bottles" in the White Rabbit Gift Shop.

On the plus side, you get free lemonade:)

They have all sorts of cool historical things, like these fire trucks from the early 1900s:

Another interesting fact: Jack Daniels started making whiskey when he was 7, and started operating his distillery at 16.

Statue of Jack, who, I'd like to note was only 5'2 and wore a size 4 mens shoe.  I'm pretty sure the statue isn't life size because I'm 5'5 and:

He was a very surly looking man, haha:)

I also got a fabulously huge (and completely practical, I swear!) gift from my grandma that I'll update about later:)

Until Next Time,



  1. Aha it's so weird that they put it in that location?!

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  2. Lol, it went dry after the distillery was founded, but it still seems weird:)

  3. That is too funny that the county is dry. :-) At least the can still produce it! :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  5. Looks like so much fun!

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  9. hehe that is quite ironic! it's illegal to buy alcohol there? even for people over 21? o.O but it looks like quite fun there!

    Rosie Anna

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    @Laura x: Thank you, sweetie!:)

    @Rosie Anna: It is! It's so funny, I'll never understand the purpose of dry counties.

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