Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Traveling Burber - Lynchburg Tennessee and Jack Daniels Distillery

Lynchburg Tennessee is a small, quaint town that just happens to be the home to the Jack Daniel's Distillery.   As with most historic small towns, there is a central Courthouse with a square of buildings surrounding.  As you stroll the square, you'll find opportunities for shopping, browsing and eating in cafe style. 

The Courthouse is over 100 years old.

The Welcome Center displays two Vintage gas pumps and a Model T Delivery truck for Jack Daniels Whiskey, of course. 

The Jack Daniel's Distillery is located right in the downtown area and offers free tours for those interested but you cannot sample the drink because the distillery is located in a county that has been a dry county since Prohibition.   The Distillery, registered in 1866  is the oldest registered distillery in the United States. All Jack Daniels whiskey is produced here from local pure, iron free cave spring water.  

As the story goes, Jack was raised by a family friend who was also a local minister and just happened to own a whiskey still and taught Jack how to run the still and make the whiskey. 

You can take a virtual tour of theJack Daniel's Distillery by clicking here. 

On the town square, the Barrel Shop features all kinds of Jack Daniels themed merchandise as well as vintage displays. 

You can purchase whole aged barrels, finished or unfinished.  The barrels are made from white oak and are used to age the whiskey.  Each barrel is only used once and retains the trace of aroma from the spirits it contained.

Love this storage display and could see many uses in a rustic room , from toy storage to climbing wall.

Table made from one of the barrels.

I am coveting this old nail and screw hardware display.  Note the size of the screws written on the outside of each drawer. 

I'm joining Susan at Southern Daydreamer for her weekly Outdoor Wednesday Meme.  Please click on the link to visit Susan and then link to other great Wednesday posts. 

That's all for our adventures today...time to head back home .  Hope you enjoyed our tour. 

All The Best,
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Kristine said...

I did enjoy the tour! Your pictures are wonderful...why all of a sudden am I hungry for waffles with strawberries on them? lol..yummy.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Looks like fun! I live in TN and have no idea where Lynchburg is. I'll have to look it up!

shopannies said...

wow the pictures are great that would be a great tour to go on

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi there, so glad you came by my blog and signed up to join me on this journey of life. I've enjoyed this post from Lynchburg Tn. Don't live far from here, but have never visited. It'a s lovely little town with so much history. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Supreme Post…Tanks 4 sharing!

Laura of Our Virginia Home said...

I enjoyed reading your post about Lynchburg, TN. I found your site when reading about the area. I recently posted on my blog about a giveaway contest from Diamond Gusset Jeans and wanted to know a little more about Jack Daniel's Distillery. Thanks so much for sharing your photos!