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Jack Daniel’s Distillery

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,456 Senior Member
edited September 2019 in Clubhouse #1
Not my preferred drink. But, touring the distillery was pretty cool. Such an iconic and historical location. 






















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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,687 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #2
    I'm there 2-3 times. 1st time we got to tour one of the bonded warehouses. It was surprising how many millions in taxes was in each warehouse.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,871 Senior Member
    The George Dickel tour in Tullahoma is pretty cool, too.
    I'm just here for snark.
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    Not my usual drink of choice either but absolutely a historical icon so their distillery is on my bucket list.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,135 Senior Member
    Fun tour, Makers Mark in Kentucky was nice also
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Since Jack Daniel's is in a dry county ya can't buy a bottle of whiskey, but you can buy the bottle. The cost for a bottle is kind of high, but if you buy the bottle they fill it with whiskey for free! :D
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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    It's a great place to visit and a pretty incredible location.  Glad you got to check it out first hand.  Jack's greatest genius lay in picking a spot with that much natural water flowing right to it.  Our daughter was probably 2 years old when we went many years back, and the crinkle in her nose when she sniffed the spent barrels was worth the price of admission.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    The history was the coolest part. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    During a recent social call we were being chewed by mosquitoes. It reminded me of a past acquaintance. I once knew a man that drank Jim Beam from half gallon jugs. Mosquitoes would bite him and die stuck to his arms. Had dead skeeters on him like goose bumps.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #10





    I have the same roll top desk in the basement, fully restored.
    When I first visited Jerry in 2010 I did a tour of JD's and made a note of the manufacturer. Came home and checked the the one downstairs and it was the same. Wish I had a chair the same as the one above to go with it...........
    When you close the roll top and lock it, the draws also lock up. There is also a secret compartment where you can store valuables. (If I tell you where it is, it wont be a secret )

    Must go and take a pic and post it up one day.

    ( Edited to add: It was my Grandfathers, dont know where he got it from but it was fully restored about 10 yrs ago)
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • mosseybuckmosseybuck Member Posts: 557 Senior Member
    If you are ever in the area it is definitely worth taking the tour. The last time I was there they did not offer to sell an empty bottle to you and fill it with free whiskey. I remember it was a long drive to Nashville before I stopped to slake that thirst! 
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  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,687 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #12
    The distillery is the only place in that county that can sell alcohol 

    At least it was the last time I was there.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    It's absolutely stunning that they survived prohibition.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,910 Senior Member
    I'm not certain, but I imagine distilleries were allowed to sell to foreign markets.
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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    I hope you stopped by to visit Jerry.  Teach lives about 1 hour away.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Nah. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    edited September 2019 #17
    I'm not certain, but I imagine distilleries were allowed to sell to foreign markets.
    They were and that's exactly what saved them.

    EDIT - I forgot one caveat that hit JD...Tennessee kept the ban in place after prohibition had formally ended nationally:

    "While Prohibition was lifted nationally in 1933, it took five more years for the Jack Daniel Distillery to re-open its doors - because the state of Tennessee didn’t end the ban on alcohol production until 1938."

    https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-gb/whiskey/limited/repeal-prohibition-70th-anniversary
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • N454casullN454casull Member Posts: 671 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    Nah. 
    What!? You didn’t go kiss the ring? 
  • joyjoy22joyjoy22 Posts: 44 Member
    Great photos that you have there, this is something new since the majority of the photos in this community are about guns and hunting. 
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,456 Senior Member
    Thanks. 
    Just pics from my phone. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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