If you take your whisky seriously, you’ll also want to drive the few extra miles from Lynchburg to Tullahoma, Tennessee, to visit the George Dickel Whisky Distillery. Spelled without an “e” to pay tribute to the Old Scotch tradition this distillery follows, George Dickel was founded in 1870, just a few years behind old Jack. The distiller is noted among whisky connoisseurs for using clear, pure Cascade Springs water, and for being the only Tennessee whisky maker to chill each batch before it’s filtered. Dickel claims this process ensures a smoother taste than competitors’ brands. The tour itself is smaller, faster, and less regimented than Jack Daniel’s, so you get more one-on-one time for questions. The quaint shop and picturesque lawn with cornhole boards makes for a fun place to hang out.
George Dickel Tennessee Whisky
Directions: From Nashville, take I-24 S. to exit 105. Turn right on Hwy. 41 S., go 1 1/2 miles, and turn right onto Blanton Chapel Rd. Go 4 miles and turn left at the stop sign, onto Lyndell Bell Rd. Follow the signs to Normandy Dam (3 1/2 miles) and take a right onto Frank Hines Rd. Pass by the dam and continue on Frank Hines Rd. into Normandy. With the railroad to your right, go straight onto Cascade Hollow Rd. and follow the signs for 1 1/2 miles to the George Dickel Distillery and Visitor’s Center.Phone 931/857-4110 Prices Tours $14 include a complementary tasting Web site George Dickel Tennessee Whisky
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