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The Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, is a must-visit for any whiskey or spirits aficionado traveling to the Nashville area. One of two whiskey distilleries in the state (Dickel's is the other), the Jack Daniels distillery is where hundreds of thousands of gallons of the world's best-selling whiskey is created every year—mellowed in sugar maple charcoal (from the same maple trees that syrup comes from) and matured in hand-crafted toasted white oak barrels.
For any environmentalists or collectors who've ever wondered what distilleries do with the thousands of barrels after they've been used to age whiskey—Fun fact: Did you know that a seasoned barrel-maker can build up 250 barrels a day?—just a short drive from Jack-central is Jack Daniel's General & Hardware Store in Lynchburg's town square—where, in addition to selling branded merchandise and hard-to-find collectors' goods, the company repurposes its used, artisan barrels into things like furniture, turkey calls, bottle stands, birdhouses, and wall decor.
· Lynchburg General & Hardware Store [Official Site]