Lynchburg Whiskey Distillery Tour
Spend a day in historic Lynchburg, where you get a feel for this charming southern town. Go on an insider's tour of the Jack Daniel's Distillery, where you learn the history of America's most popular whisky.
What You Will Do
- Stroll the streets of Shelbyville, a small Tennessee town famous for breeding the agile Tennessee Walking Horse
- Travel through the picturesque rolling hills and past busy farms into Moore County, one of the original three counties where distilling was legal
- Arrive at Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, where you have the option for a tasting or non-tasting tour, then peruse the town square in downtown Lynchburg for an hour and a half
- Get a special tour of the Old No. 7 brand, where you learn the full story of how the highest selling American whiskey in the world grew from the second smallest county in Tennessee
- Visit the White Rabbit Bottle Shop, where you can purchase rare, Tennessee-only bottles of Jack Daniel's, and check out the selection of branded Jack items at the downtown general store
- Bottled water
Guests must be 21 years or older to participate in alcohol consumption. Guests will not be refunded if they are late and miss the bus.
Please bring valid identification. You may bring your own adult beverages. The distillery does not allow purses, bags or backpacks on the tour or in the facility. Phones, cameras and wallets are allowed. Please dress for the weather since much of the tour is outside. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes as walking is involved. Tickets for Jack Daniels Tour are not included. It is recommended that you purchase that ticket ahead of time if you desire to take a distillery tour. Transportation will either be by air conditioned coach bus or 15 passenger van with professional driver. You have the option to choose between a tasting or non-tasting tour at your own expense. The non-tasting tour runs approximately 1.25 minutes. The tasting tour runs approximately 1.5 hours. The tours are on a first come first served basis. This tour will depart Lynchburg at 2:30pm and drop off at the starting point at approximately 4:00pm.
Tickets are non-refundable. However, they are transferable should someone not be able to make the tour. If mechanical failures or other unforeseen circumstances disrupt or shorten the tour ticket cost will be refunded accordingly.
- 434 Ratings
Everything - was great EXCEPT for the Bus itself. We were assured that the bus was luxury and we wouldn't be disappointed but I can tell you that we were. Very very small seats with absolutely no leg room. I am just over 6' tall and the leg room was abominable. Very uncomfortable, but otherwise the tour was well organized and we loved the Jack Daniels distillery... I doubt I will ever take that bus ride again- it was that bad. Still a 4 star rating because of the convenience and organization but beware of the bus. You'd do yourself a huge favor by taking out 1 row on each side of the bus and giving folks leg room on an hour and 45 minute bus ride.
Bus was WAY too hot on the return trip. Uncomfortable.
Wish there was more time available in Lynchburg. The time seemed rushed to check out the town, eat lunch and then the tour. Would definitely take the tour again but next time would drive myself so I could spend more time in Lynchburg
- Denae & Bret
Loved the tour - would be giving "5 stars" if we would have been able to take a "bathroom break" or could have used the facilities on the bus. Other than that, Everything was fantastic - Great tour, Great Driver Great Time!!
very fun trip and great service- just wish there was a bathroom working on the bus!
Great trip, frank was awesome! Took the birthday boy out for lunch. Bring beers for sure. Couple buds were squires and missed out on some of the extras because of the time line. Hindsight’s, should’ve seen it earlier or not so rushed on the pick up times.
guide was very informative and I saw actual production and not staged
Could be a bit more interactive during the drive, point out things along the way, etc.
Bus was comfortable enough, but the A/C did not come close to keeping up with the heat on the day of the tour. Also a bit frustrating that person in seat in front would only open the shades a few inches, thus impeding others/us getting a view of the countryside on the way to the distillery.
The bus trip was good and well organized. But the price was anyway relatively high, as ist was just a bus trip of three hours.
The tour guide was great, lots of knowledge about Jack and the history of Jack Daniels. I have been to several whiskey restaurants distilleries on tours , five in Scotland, and there was more to see of the distilling process. The copper pots in use, and the liquor being barrelled. Photos were also allowed In the brew house, but not in the barrel house were they were stored. At a gin distillery in Scotland I was less than 5' off the copper pot while they brewed a batch on cannon ball gin Navy strength, and I was able to photograph the pots at work. Also their gift shops sold different size bottles of their products to give gifts or sample at home. I sent at least two hundred dollars at each distillery on product an gift items with their logo on them. To buy gift item with your logo I had to go to town or my own hotel, sorry! Try to improve the tour with more photo opportunities, loved the history. I'd attach photos of the other distilleries to give you ideas, but I don't know how.
Loved Chip, but the movie that played “Bad Bosses 2” was very offensive. Would highly suggest you view the movie to be sure it would appeal to the majority of people.
No bathroom on the bus.
Good experience overall, except for a few noisy people at the back of the bus. Having four hours to decide myself what to do in town is a good thing.
Expensive but good service
I wish we had approximately an hour more after our tour to explore the shops next door in Lynchburg.
Jed is an awesome tour guide! Very knowledgable and great sense of humor! So interesting to see the entire process. We also enjoyed our time in town and the great lunch we had.
Would have liked maybe 30 minutes longer at the town. For those who do the tour and lunch at miss mary bobo's you have just about 20 minutes to walk/shop after lunch. Also that peanut butter beer in the local 6 pack we bought was incredibly bad I would not recommend that beer to anyone haha.
Chip had some great insight about Lynchburg and the Jack Daniels tour. Very personable. The driver was very nice. The air conditioning wasn't working or wasn't working well and it was a 100 degree day. That was the only complaint.
Had a great time!