Top 10 Spots for Whiskey Tasting Nashville Has to Offer

There are more than 30 whiskey distilleries in Tennessee. If you're visiting Nashville and you love whiskey, then you're going to be in heaven.

When you're visiting Music City for a short break, you want to be sure that you make the most of your time there. With so much to see and do, from the Grand Ole Opry to the Nashville Parthenon, you'll need to plan ahead if you want to make the most out of the whiskey tastings on offer.

To save you the trouble of finding some of the best whiskey tasting Nashville has to offer, we've done the hard work for you.

So read on as we take a look at ten great spots for getting your Tennessee whiskey fix.

1. Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Charles Nelson first set up a grocery store in Nashville just before the start of the civil war, selling three key products: coffee, meat, and whiskey. 

The demand for his whiskey was soon higher than he could supply whilst running the rest of the business, so he sold up and concentrated on his whiskey making. It's a good thing for the rest of us that he did. The business is now run by his great-great-great-grandsons and still produces whiskey inspired by Charles' methods.

You can learn the history of the distillery as well as visiting the tasting room to try some of their finest Tennesee Whiskey.

2. Whiskey Kitchen

If you're looking to try a range of different types of whiskey then there are plenty of great whiskey bars to visit.

Whiskey Kitchen boasts the city's largest collection of world-class whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and scotches. Choose a whiskey flight if you want to sample a trio of themed whiskeys. There's also an impressive list of cocktails if you prefer.

If you're looking for food, Whiskey Kitchen offers southern classics, wood-fired pizzas, and pub favorites. 

3. Corsair Artisan Distillery and Taproom

Jack Daniel's Distillery has been around for well over a century. In comparison, Corsair has only been in business in Nashville since 2010. The company has grown quickly, opening its second location in 2016.

Despite being new to the scene, Corsair has already earned a reputation for producing handcrafted small batch whiskey that has won more than 800 national and international awards. They also produce craft beers if you're in the mood for a change of pace.

Distillery tours give you the chance to taste the full Corsair spirit line up as well as taking part in cocktail classes.

4. Patterson House

Patterson House is a speakeasy-style bar that lets you experience that thrill of sampling the finest drinks in a prohibition atmosphere.

The waiting area is separated from the main room by thick curtains, adding to the secretive atmosphere. The bar itself is in a dimly-lit room with chandeliers above the booths. The numbers are strictly limited to ensure that you're not waiting days to get served.

The focus is on cocktails, but they also serve a good selection of whiskeys. If you like the idea of drinking whiskey speakeasy-style, then Patterson House is definitely worth a visit.

5. Nashville Craft Distillery

Nashville Craft Distillery is even newer than Corsair, having only been in operation since 2016. 

The focus is on local ingredients and resources to produce whiskey and other spirits that are infused with the spirit of Nashville. It produces handcrafted small-batch spirits including bourbon whiskey, gin, and sorghum spirit. 

Tours are led by the distillers themselves and include three samples in the price. You can buy as many additional samples as you like if you want to try the full range.

6. Bar No. 308

If you're a hipster in Nashville, then this is the bar for you.

One of the hippest joints in Nashville, where even the shots are named after writers such as Charles Bukowski, Hunter S Thompson, and Dorothy Parker. But there's also a great range of whiskeys, including bourbons, scotch, rye, and of course local Tennessee whiskey. 

Pop in at happy hour from 5-7 to enjoy whiskey and soda for just five bucks. There's also a great range of cocktails if you're in the mood.

7. Leiper's Fork Distillery

Leiper's Fork Distillery is another relatively new kid on the block, having first opened the doors in 2016.

Its aim is to bring back the lost history of small-batch whiskey production in Williamson County. It produces high-end whiskeys made with local ingredients and limestone-filtered water to produce a distinctive taste.

You can take a tour and see how they produce their wares, as well as enjoying a sample of some of their finest whiskeys. The tour is also half-price if you have a military discount code.

8. Oak Bar at The Hermitage Hotel

If you like the idea of drinking fine whiskey in a relaxing setting then the Oak Bar is definitely worth a visit.

It boasts the largest collection of bourbons in Nashville, with a 130-bottle Bourbon library. If you can't find a bourbon you love here, then you're not going to find one anywhere.

The Oak Bar is so serious about serving whiskey that it even carried on doing it during the prohibition, famously getting caught serving bourbon out of teapots.

9. Bourbon Steak

If you like your whiskey with a side order of the finest cuts of American beef. then make sure you visit Bourbon Steak.

Not only does it offer 360-degree views of Nashville, but also has more than 60 different whiskeys for your try whilst you're tucking into your filet mignon. There's also a wine list with more than 500 selections if you want to work up to your whiskey.

10. Jack Daniel's Distillery

Our final spot in the list might not be in Nashville itself, but if you're a whiskey lover then it's definitely worth the detour. 

Produced about 90 minutes from Nashville in Lynchburg, this is probably the most well-known brand of whiskey in the world. It was founded in 1866 by Jack Daniel (singular!) and the story goes that he was taught how to distill by Nathan "Nearest" Green, the first known African-American master distiller. 

The distillery offers a wide range of tours of varying lengths, with the chance to sample the many delights that Jack has to offer. If you're in Nashville then this is one of the very best Tennessee whiskey tours out there.

Are You Looking for the Best Whiskey Tasting Nashville Has to Offer?

If you're ready to experience some of the finest whiskey tasting Nashville can serve up then you're in the right place.

We offer incredible tours around Nashville and the whole of Tennessee. Whether you're looking for whiskey tours, wine tours, music tours, or brewery tours, we've got you covered. With our experts by your side, you can immerse yourself in all that Tennessee has to offer.

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Posted on Jun 26 2019

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