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Nashville Distillery Tour

  • Visit Nashville distilleries to learn about local spirits
  • Find out how Prohibition transformed American distilling
  • Let someone else drive so you can taste whiskey
Nashville Distillery Tour
From US$ 115.00
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Nashville Distillery Tour
From US$ 115.00
Visit Nashville distilleries for a taste of Tennessee whiskey on a spirited tour of Nashville best pours. You'll learn about Tennessee's bootlegging past, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how spirits are made, and discover the difference between fine whiskey and local moonshine. The tour visits different distilleries each day, chosen from a list of locations that range from science-driven spirits producers to down-home, family-owned whiskey operations.
What to Expect
As one of the first states to pass a prohibition law, Tennessee’s distilleries in the hills and hollers basically owned the market from 1838 until 1933, when the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was finally passed and ratified. Pa risked his life to buy it and Ma snuck it in her coffee (for medicinal purposes, of course). After more than 80 years of Post-Prohibition freedom, heck, some of these counties are still dry - join us for a journey back in time and sample the finest old and new batch recipes in the nation.
Departure at 11am from Downtown Nashville at 250 5th Ave South near Bob's Steakhouse
Return at 5pm. The destinations on our Secret Sauce Tour are, well, secret just like many of the bootlegging operations dotting the rolling hills of rural Tennessee during our overly oppressive prohibition. It lasted about 15 years than federal prohibition. Your tour visits and tastes at three distilleries. We rotate distilleries, some favorites include:
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery: A family run distillery reopened after being dormant for nearly 100 years. The Nelson brothers are on a mission to bring back the bustling whiskey business that was once bigger than Jack Daniel’s.
Corsair Distillery: The most innovative distillery in town, Corsair won Whiskey Advocate’s 19th Annual Artisan Whiskey of the Year Award with their Triple Smoke. Ever tasted Quinoa Whiskey? It a thing.
H Clark Distillery: One of Tennessee’s newest distilleries, this quaint operation 30 minutes south of Nashville is the first legal operation in Williamson County in a century.
Prichard's Distillery: Tennessee Rum? Yep, it’s a thing. And a darn good one. Mr. Prichard makes rums, whiskies (both the Tennessee Whisky and Bourbon), shines, and liqueurs among other things. They’ve been legally distilling since 1997.
Short Mountain: It’s rumored that this Woodbury farm’s cave spring was once used to supply Capone’s moonshine inventory.
Nashville Craft Distillery: One of the newest kids on the block. This distillery takes a very scientific approach to their tours. It's owner and distiller is a former DNA science guy.
Depending on the size of the group, you will either be traveling via coach bus or 15 passenger van.  Bring your spending money and ID.
Reviews (12)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Interesting and detailed!

We did the tour and 'special' tasting. You rode and walked the property seeing the various stages of the distilling process and the tour guide gives you facts and history. Staggering size of the process and you realize that they supply the world from THIS...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Mikiehead
Reviewed 4 December 2017
Had a great time, great tastings

The bus ride was well designed for a good 6 1/2 hours visiting 3 very different distilleries, hearing about the processes and of course great tasting whiskey, gin, vodka and more. I even found some great gifts.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank TCairl
Reviewed 19 July 2017
A Very Warm Jack and Back Tour...

8 of us took the Jack and Back Tour which took us to Lynchburg and back to Nashville. The tour of Jack Daniels itself was super cool, filled with history and a fun learning experience. The bus ride on the way to and from the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
8  Thank SpartyGirl888
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile
Jack and back

My friend and I took the Lynchburg day trip to check in on Jack Daniels Distillery and pick up a few Lynchburg sauces and this tour was almost spot on, it was a steaming day and the air conditioner wasn't working on the way back...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JessJayne
Chip D, Owner at Tennessee Whiskey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi JessJayne, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Apologies for the AC issue. Ever had a flat tire or your car battery die.......and at the worst time? Unfortunately, this was one of those times for us and one of those things that no...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile
Very professional

We used the Tennessee Whisky Tour company to go from Nashville to the Jack Daniels Distillery on Lynchburg. The tour company took us there and back - about an hour and a half each way and the driver gave us a 10 min brief (and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank 828samc
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