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Jack Daniels Distillery Tours

Updated: February 19, 2024

This post provides information about the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour, the oldest registered distillery, including details about how to get tickets and any available discounts that could save you some money on this activity.


OVERVIEW

Located roughly 1 ½ hours outside of Nashville, United States, the Jack Daniels Distillery is no doubt the biggest and most notable landmark in the small city of Lynchburg.

Despite its rather remote location, the distillery still offers various tours and attractions for visitors to enjoy. 

There is no public transport to this location available, so if you’re coming from out of town, it may be necessary to rent a vehicle for the trip.

Alternatively, you can take a bus tour from Nashville to the Jack Daniels Distillery which will cover transportation and tour costs. We will provide details about this service in our tours section.

Fans of this famous whiskey will love the opportunity to not only learn about the history of Jack Daniel's but also discover how the distillery functions in modern times.

If you’re curious about what you can expect to experience on the Jack Daniels Tour, you’ll find general information in the tours section and additional details in our things to see section.


JACK DANIEL'S DISTILLERY TOURS

This section will cover ticket details for tours and other services offered at the Jack Daniels Distillery.

There are currently 4 different types of tours available with a range of different activities to enjoy.

The Distillery does not offer tours on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Easter Sunday.

You must be 21 or over to make reservations for these tours online, but there is at least one tour appropriate for all ages.

TIP: There are also bus tours to Jack Daniel’s Distillery Visitor Center available for anyone who doesn’t want to make the drive. We cover these outings in our day trips section.

How long is the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour?

The Jack Daniels Distillery Tour lasts for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes where you, as a whiskey fan, can explore the interesting facts regarding various fermentation processes.

Can you drink on the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour?

No drinking allowed on the Jack Daniels Tour in Moore County but you can go down the hill at any small cafe or resturant or downtown Nashville which is at 20 mintues drive.

Can you buy Jack Daniels at the Distillery?

Yes, you can buy Jack Daniels at the Distillery along with learning how the impurities are removed by filtering and how the breweries gets that strong odors.

Why Is Jack Daniels Distillery Named So?

It is named after Jack Daniel who learned breweing from a man Nearest Green and became the first master distiller in United State. Each drop of Jack Daniel is produced in this distillery he registered at that time.


The Dry County Tour

This is the main tour offered at the Jack Daniels Distillery.

Visitors can expect to learn about their whiskey distilling, as well as the history behind the company.

In addition to these details, the Dry County Tour also provides a behind-the-scenes look at the distillery.

It's not actually a tasting tour and there isn’t any whiskey tasting included on this tour, so it’s open to visitors of all ages. Most of the breweries sell their yeilds directly to wineries.

As a matter of fact, children 9 and under can get in for free!

Ticket Prices

  • $20/Adults | $7/Youth (10-17)
  • Kids 9 and under get in free.
  • Military/Senior discount is available.
  • Availability: Daily from 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Hours: At least once every 15 minutes.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes.
  • Maximum of 20 guests per tour.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

NOTE: The Dry County Distillery Tour is included with the Music City Total Access Pass, a service that allows you to save money on popular activities in the Nashville area.

If you’re planning to enjoy any other attractions or tours in and around the city, check out our post on Nashville tourist passes for more details.


The Flight of Jack Distillery Tour

This is essentially the same as their Dry County Distillery Tour where you witness the distillation process, but it includes a stop at historic Barrelhouse 1 – 14.

While you’re in the Barrel house, you’ll learn a bit of additional information about the history of this company, quality control, and enjoy a flight of five Jack Daniel's products. Like the Charcoal mellowing during the distillation process that removes unnecessary elements from brews.

Due to the inclusion of this activity, only adults are permitted to take this tour, and you must be 21 or older to enjoy the samples. The Daniels special Tennessee Whiskey is offered for tasting. You will also understand what stands apart the Tennesse Whiskey from other whiskeys and bourbon.

Ticket Prices

  • $30/Adults 
  • Must be 21+ for the tour and sampling.
  • Includes a sampling of 6 Jack Daniel Whiskey.
  • Military/Senior discount is available.
  • Availability: Mon-Sat from 9 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday Availability: 11 am - 4:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 ½ hours.
  • Maximum of 20 guests per tour.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Samples include Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, Tennessee Fire, Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack and Rye.

NOTE: This tour is included with one of the day trips to Jack Daniel’s Distillery.


The Angel’s Share Distillery Tour

Much like the Flight of Jack service, this option kicks things up a notch with an additional treat for fans of the whiskey.

In addition to the Dry County Distillery Tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste whiskey drawn from individual barrels as well as two limited-edition whiskeys.

Due to the tastings, Angels Share Tour is only available for adults and you must be 21 or older to enjoy the drinks included.

Ticket Prices

  • $35/Adults 
  • Must be 18+ for the tour.
  • Must be 21+ for the samples.
  • Military/Senior discount is available.
  • Availability: Mon-Sat from 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday Availability: 11:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • Duration: 1 ½ hours.
  • Maximum of 20 guests per tour.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

Samples include Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Barrel Proof, Single Barrel Rye, Sinatra Select, and Gold 27 from Daniels cave spring hollow and Barrel Houses.

NOTE: This tour is included with one of the day trips to Jack Daniel’s Distillery.


The Taste of Lynchburg

This tour takes things to the next level with an additional meal at the historic Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House restaurant.

The Taste of Lynchburg experience begins with an Angel’s Share Distillery tour and it includes all of the tastings available with that service.

Once again, you must be an adult to take this tour and you have to be 21 or older to enjoy the whiskey tastings.

Ticket Prices

  • $125/Adults 
  • Must be 21+ for the tour and samples.
  • Availability: Wed-Fri at 1 pm
  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Maximum of 10 guests per tour.
  • Includes a special commemorative gift.
  • Includes transportation from Distillery to the restaurant.
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

This is a far more limited experience and there are no discounts available.

All samples included are the same as what you’ll get during the Angel’s Share Distillery Tour.


DAY TRIPS TO JACK DANIEL'S DISTILLERY

The following section will provide details about the bus tours you can take from Nashville to Jack Daniel’s Distillery.

Each outing includes at least one tour of the landmark, as well as free time in the historic city of Lynchburg.


Nashville to Jack Daniel’s Distillery Bus Tour

If you’re not interested in making the drive out to Lynchburg for this tour, there is a bus tour that will provide transportation to and from the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. 

This outing includes the Angel’s Share Distillery Tour, which is the second-best service offered at this historic location.

Customers will also be given free time in Lynchburg to grab lunch, go shopping and enjoy sightseeing.

Since the included distillery tour features whiskey tastings, this day trip is only available for adults and you must be 21 or older to enjoy the drinks.

Ticket Prices


Nashville to Jack Daniel’s Distillery Bus Tour + Lunch

Note: As of March 2023, the tour is unavailable.

Visitors who are interested in the Taste of Lynchburg tour may want to consider this day trip, as it’s actually available on a more frequent basis!

This service provides transportation between Nashville and Lynchburg, and it includes the Flight of Jack Distillery Tour in addition to a meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant.

Since this doesn’t include the Angel’s Share Distillery Tour, it’s not exactly the same as the Taste of Lynchburg, but it is available from Monday - Saturday instead of just Friday and Saturday alone.

Ticket Prices


DISCOUNTS AND DEALS

This section will include details about how to save money on tickets for Jack Daniel’s Distillery tours.

We cover information about tourist passes and other discount opportunities that may be available.


Music City Total Access Pass

The Music City Total Access Pass includes admission to the Parthenon and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, as well as tickets to 4 extra activities.

When it comes to the 4 additional tickets, there are over 30 different attractions to choose from, and one of them is the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour.

This is currently the only tourist pass that provides access to a Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tour. The service included is their most family-friendly option, the Dry County Tour. 

Sadly, transportation to and from the distillery is not included, but this could still be a great way to save money on the activity if you’re planning to enjoy additional attractions in and around Nashville.

The pass will cost you just $75, so it’s easy to see how you can save money using this service.

Here are some of the other activities you can choose from in addition to the distillery tour:

If you’re willing to make the drive out to Lynchburg, this could be a great way to save a few bucks on the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour.

That said, the tour included is just $15, so you might want to consider other discount options.

For more information about this and other discount pass services, please read our post about Nashville tourist passes.


Military Discount

If you are on active duty or retired military, this might be the best way to save money on various tours of Jack Daniel’s Distillery, as they offer a 50% discount to most military service members.

You must provide a valid military ID to get this deal, but it’s one of the best deals currently available on tickets for this activity.

The services included are their Dry County, Flight of Jack and Angels Share distillery tours.

Sadly, there is no military discount for their Taste of Lynchburg tour.


Senior Discount

If you’re 65 or older, you qualify for a senior discount of 20% off general admission prices for the Dry County, Flight of Jack and Angels Share distillery tours.

You must provide a valid ID with your age in order to receive this deal, but it’s definitely an easy and quick way to save a few dollars on tickets for this activity.


Discount Sites

While the Jack Daniel's Distillery doesn’t typically offer deals through these services, some of the companies offering day trips from Nashville to Lynchburg provide discounts on sites like Groupon and LivingSocial.

In addition to whatever discount may be offered to begin with, these sites frequently offer coupon codes of anywhere from 10% - 20% off tickets for local activities and day trips.


Authentic barrels used to age Jack Daniels Whiskey. Image source: Pixabay user kdaubon.

THINGS TO SEE

There are a lot of interesting attractions to experience at the Jack Daniel's Distillery.

This section provides a shortlist of the more interesting things to see while you’re here.

We’ll also include details about some fun things to do in Lynchburg!


The Safe

One of the more strange aspects of the history behind this company is that Jack Daniel himself was actually killed by a large safe – and no, it didn’t fall on his head.

So how exactly did a safe kill the man responsible for creating such an incredible whiskey? Well, you’ll have to take the tour to find out!


Aging Warehouse

While you might not have an opportunity to visit this site, you will at least pass by the warehouse where all of Jack Daniel’s whiskey is aged.

As you walk past the structure, you won’t be able to ignore the strong smell of delicious whiskey wafting through the air.


Heated Charcoal

As your tour guide explains the process by which Jack Daniel’s whiskey is made, you will have an opportunity to see the heated charcoal they use.

This charcoal is mellowed to produce the best flavor for the whiskey.


Bottling Plant

In addition to all the other sites included on this tour, you will also have the chance to see how Jack Daniel’s whiskey is bottled at the end of its journey.

If you feel like grabbing a bottle for yourself, you can purchase one in the gift shop!


Natural Spring

One of the reasons that Jack Daniel’s produces such high-quality whiskey is that they have their own natural spring on the property which provides the water for their drinks.

While on the tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see this spring for yourself!


Barrelhouse 1 – 14

If you choose either the Flight of Jack or Angel’s Share distillery tours, you’ll be given the opportunity to see this historic barrelhouse.

Although you won’t drink anything here, it is a great chance to see where some of the best whiskey in the world comes from.


Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House

This is probably the most well-known restaurant in the area, and you can actually enjoy a meal here during the Taste of Lynchburg tour.

There is also a day trip which includes lunch at this location.

Miss Mary Bobo’s restaurant has some of the best food in Tennessee, and the service you’ll receive here is quite possibly the definition of Southern hospitality.


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Paul Whitten

Paul Whitten is an energetic Nashville native and combat veteran with a passion for history. He's a true storyteller, dedicated to preserving the legendary tales that make his hometown so great. From intimate conversations to books and lectures, Paul seeks to bring history alive with contagious enthusiasm and captivating insight. He loves helping others learn more about Nashville, its unique culture, and the countless stories of adventure associated with it.
Updated: February 19th, 2024
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