If my Muslim friends are encouraged to do a
once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca for the "Hajj,"
I had mine when I went to Nashville, TN. From the airport, I rented a
car and drove 1.5 hours to Lynchburg, the birthplace of
The tour was free and the
guide gave us a very good insight about
and the origins of the world famous whiskey. Photos were not allowed
inside the production building because the flash could have caused some
sparks in the fumes emitted by the fermentation. The only tasting we
had was the scent from the 140% proof of the production and the stacks of
barrel in the aging house.
At the end of the tour, lemonade was given
instead of Jack! Visitors had the option though of buying specially
labeled bottles but like in Atlanta the previous
day, I was not able to bring any bottled drinks with me due to security
restrictions at the airport. Instead, I got myself a statue of Jack
Daniels for my souvenir.
It was a very good tour and it was worth the
drive and effort. Indeed a pilgrimage for die hard fans of Jack