This is a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey 90 proof. We went to Lynchburg, TN. I wanted to go see how whiskey was made, so we drove there and took the tour. It was free. First they show you a movie and then drive you over to this cave. Inside the cave is the pure water they use. You just see the opening. They have it roped off. There is an amazing breeze blowing out of the opening of the cave, it is so cool. The cave is a constant 55 degrees. They also put up a statue of Jack Daniels. They show you the grain they use. They use corn, rye and barley. They then show you these giant vats of the mash, bubbling and fermenting mixed with yeast.
They then drip the liquid through 10 feet of charcoal. They made the charcoal from a certain wood. He opened up one of the charcoal lids real quick and it smelled like a strong whiskey. They put it in barrels that they made and age it for many years. They have millions of barrels. The ones we saw were from 2005 and they were still not ready yet. Some of the barrels were leaking. I didn’t lick them. We also saw the bottle process of the whiskey too.
They don’t let you take pictures when you are inside but you can take pictures outside. It is a dry county so they can’t let you taste the whiskey, but they can sell collector bottles of Jack. I got the one at the top of this post. It is only sold there. You register the bottle online and they send you a certificate. They even took our group picture and put it on their web site to grab.
I am over on the left side in the red shirt. The guide is in front of me crouching down. I liked him. He grew up there and his dad and grandpa worked for Jack Daniel’s and he is even related to Jack Daniel’s. It is a neat place to tour, if you ever want to go see it. It was pretty busy, so get there early to get a parking space.