The Most Iconic Tennessee Distilleries You Should See for Yourself

Every year, millions of people come from all over the world to visit the great state of Tennessee.

Tennessee even reached a new tourism milestone last year, with tourists spending more than $20 billion during their stays.

There are tons of great activities and attractions for Tennessee tourists.

One of the best options, though, is to take a tour of all the great whiskey distilleries in the Nashville area.

Read on to learn about some of these Tennessee distilleries and find out which ones you ought to visit during your next trip.

Jack Daniel's Distillery

It wouldn't be a list of Nashville whiskey tours without a mention of Jack Daniel's Distillery.

Jack Daniel's Distillery is located in the town of Lynchburg, which is about 90 minutes outside of Nashville. There are tons of different options for folks who want to tour the distillery during their visit to Nashville.

There's even a Dry County Tour for people who want to learn about the distillery but don't want to try any whiskey themselves. During this tour, you'll learn about the distillery's history, as well as information about Jack Daniel himself and the way whiskey is crafted.

There are also plenty of other tours that give visitors the opportunity to sample various Jack Daniel's Whiskeys if that's more your speed.

Collier and McKeel

Located right in the city of Nashville, the Collier and McKeel distillery is a must-visit during your stay. This is especially true if you don't want to travel very far to taste great whiskey.

At Collier and McKeel, handcrafted Tennessee Whiskey is made by combining corn, malted barley, and rye with limestone-filtered water. The whiskey then gets distilled and dripped through sugar maple charcoal.

You haven't tried whiskey until you've tried some made at Collier and McKeel!

Corsair Artisan Distillery

The Corsair Artisan Distillery was founded by two childhood friends, Andrew Webber and Darek Bell. This distillery actually has two locations in the city of Nashville, both of which are worth visiting.

The headquarters is a great place to visit for folks who want to enjoy a full line of Corsair spirits and take a tour of the barrel house.

For those who want to sample other beverages in addition to whiskey, the "brewstillery" might better suit your preferences. At the brewstillery, you can enjoy malt whiskey, beer cocktails, and much more.

Nashville Craft Distillery

This is another new distillery on the scene. Nashville Craft Distillery was opened in May 2016 by Bruce Boeka, a former director of a DNA laboratory.

This distillery offers tours Tuesday through Sunday and produces whiskey and a variety of other craft spirits.

During the tours, you'll get to enjoy three samples of the distillery's great products, and there are opportunities to purchase extras if you want to taste more of what the distillery has to offer.

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

This distillery was originally founded way back in the 1800s and was revamped by two of founder Charles Nelson's great-great-great-grandsons.

If you want to visit a distillery that has tons of fascinating history behind it, Nelson's Green Brier is the one to visit.

The distillery offers tours seven days per week with opportunities to learn about the distillery's origins and see how it's changed with the times.

During the tour, you'll get to visit the production floor and sample some incredible whiskey for yourself.

Leiper's Fork Distillery

Located about 27 miles outside of Nashville, Leiper's Fork Distillery focuses on the beauty of small-batch whiskey production.

This distillery was once best known for its moonshine.

You can still purchase moonshine from the distillery today, but it also has much more to offer. You can find a variety of craft spirits here, for example, as well as the first locally made bourbon in the area.

All of the distillery's products are made using limestone filtered water, which helps to add to their unique taste.

Pennington's Distilling Co.

Pennington Distilling Co., established in 2011, was once known as SPEAKeasy Spirits.

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream is this distillery's flagship brand. It has much more to offer, though, including flavored rye whiskeys and vodka.

In addition to producing incredible spirits, Pennington Distilling Co. offers private labeling, processing, and rectifying services to other businesses in the alcohol industry.

The distillery offers tours from Thursday to Sunday that cost just $5. Tastings are $10 per person.

Prichard's Distillery

Prichard's Distillery produces small-batch crafted whiskey and rum.

Their products have a unique flavor, the result of being distilled in copper pots and then stored in charred white oak barrels.

The distillery itself is located about an hour and a half outside of Nashville in Kelso, Tennessee. The building is a former schoolhouse that still features old basketball hoops hanging on the walls.

During a tour of Prichard's distillery, you'll get to enjoy plenty of free samples and have an opportunity to pick up some of your own spirits in Prichard's Spirits Shoppe to take home.

H. Clark Distillery

H. Clark Distillery is a relatively new distillery located about 29 miles outside of Nashville in Thompson Station.

This distillery, which opened its doors in 2014, is actually the first legal distillery to open in Williamson County in more than 100 years.

H. Clark Distillery is the place to go for handcrafted spirits. It even offers free tours and tastings for just $10.

The distillery is open seven days per week and features a number of great products, including Black & Tan Whiskey and New Whiskey.

Visit These Tennessee Distilleries Today

As you can see, there's no shortage of great Tennessee distilleries for you to visit while you're in The Volunteer State.

If you want to learn more about the whiskey distillation process or just try some incredible free samples, whiskey tours are the way to go.

Are you ready to plan a trip to one (or more) of these distilleries? If so, we can help at Legendary Tours.

Contact us today to learn more about the tours we offer or to book yours. 

Whether you want to visit a distillery, a vineyard, or anything else that Tenessee has to offer, we've got you covered! 

Get ready to sample Tennessee's most famous whiskeys straight from the source.

Posted on May 07 2019

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