The American Whiskey Trail

Check this out!! If you love whiskey, you will love this. 

The American Whiskey Trail sm. Here you can begin an educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America. From the colonial era, where Whiskey had an important economic and social function in the fabric of the community, to the Whiskey Rebellion, through Prohibition and into modern times spirits have played a sometimes controversial but always fascinating role in our nation’s history. The Gateway to the American Whiskey Trail sm is the newly-reconstructed George Washington’s Distillery at Historic Mount Vernon (VA), which is now open to the public from April through October, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. George Washington’s Distillery is the only site in North America that can demonstrate 18th-century distilling from seed to barrel.

At you will find links to many of America’s most famous operating Distilleries as well as important historic sites connected to the history of distilling and spirits in our country. Each site has a unique story to tell and all are open to the public for visits throughout the year.

 Be sure you allow time for a guided tour of the oldest registered distillery in the United States when you visit Jack Daniel’s in Lynchburg, Tennessee. You’ll meet some friendly people, learn how the famous Tennessee whiskey has always been made and even get a chance to take a picture with a life-size statue of Mr. Jack. The making of Jack Daniel’s whiskey was set down by its founder, Jack Daniel, and has been maintained and preserved for over 140 years. You’ll see the process that makes this Tennessee whiskey truly unique. Guided tours are available daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day). For more distillery tour information or to take a virtual tour, visit the website at


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