Before taking the tour, we had reservations for lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Restaurant in Lynchburg. This location was a boarding house started in 1908, but now owned and operated by the Jack Daniels Corporation. The restaurant serves family style meals in several dining rooms where people are seated together around large tables.
The distillery is celebrating its 150th year of operation.
Because of the possible presence of alcohol fumes in many of the production areas, photography was often not allowed. Therefore, most of the images were taken outside.
The Visitor's Center
The limestone cave that supplies the iron-free water used to make Jack Daniels whiskey
The office used by Jack Daniels
Various stops on the tour
One of the small older aging warehouses
The whiskey is typically aged 4 to 6 years before tasters decide that barrels are ready to be blended for the final product. The charred oak barrels are only used for Jack Daniels once and are then sold for other uses, including being sent to Scotland for Scotch production.