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1. Posted by noel_g (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

has anybody done the tour before? if so how easy is it to get there? how can you get there? any there any hostels/hotels? many thanks for this

2. Posted by Ham Radio (Respected Member 284 posts) 8y

Noel,

It's an interesting tour of the Jack Daniel's distillery in Tennessee, but you need to know that the firm is located in a "dry" county where no alcoholic beverages can be served or purchased. In other words, no free samples allowed by local law. Unless the law has changed in the last couple of years, that may be a factor in your decision to visit.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Jeez--really?? That's so hard to believe!

I have a friend who owns 1 square inch of Jack Daniel's land. He's called a squire, on top of that. He wants to visit but it seems kinda hard to get to...

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

This page of their website should answer quite a few of your questions. It lists the hours, quite a list of B&Bs and motels in the area. It also lists the transportation companies that do direct tours. It's basically off the beaten path enough that you either drive or take one of the tour buses (which pick you up at your hotel/motel). The site also mentions the gift shop hours where you can buy a JD decantor, but it is an empty one. (Sorry if the link doesn't connect you to the exact page - it should - but it may throw you back to the home page where you have to enter your birth date.)

To date, Moore County, Tennessee is a "dry" county.

5. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 8y

Lol a distillery in dry country, thats funny. Would still be interesting to check out I think, I might add it to my list of things to do in my upcoming trip to the States ;)

6. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 8y

Hee hee! I did a liquor run for some family members in a dry county not far from here back in the fall. I felt like a bootlegger or something.

The JD distillery is an easy (and very pretty) drive south out of Nashville, which is not in a dry county. Make it a day trip from there. :)

7. Posted by DoA (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

So drinking in the county is completely illegal????

Does anyone actually live there?? Christ!

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting DoA

So drinking in the county is completely illegal????

Does anyone actually live there?? Christ!

It is the sale of alcoholic beverages that is illegal, not the consumption of those beverages. Each dry county, city and/or town have their own laws concerning the sale of liquor.

Look here for more info on dry counties (and municipalities).