Day 10- Jack Daniel’s Distillery & Nashville
Trip Start May 21, 2010
51Trip End Jul 10, 2010
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Our day started from an area called Loudon, where we ended up staying last night. The main aim of the day was to visit the distillery of Jack Daniel's in Lynchburg, TN. Apparently the residents of the village are always friendly (or drunk?) as everyone were greeting us. We managed to find the distillery basically in the middle of nowhere. Our tour guide, Billy Bob, was quite a character. This (possibly) the biggest fan of Tennessee whiskey in the world had a white beard, denim overalls and a good (?) sense of humour. In addition, he could speak some Finnish ("hyvä tyttö, paha poika"). So the tour was quite entertaining. Well, the only small disappointment was that we couldn’t taste or buy the local product because it was Sunday. Ironically, the distillery is located in dry-county; selling alcoholic beverages is prohibited. However, on any other day than Sunday the distillery sells their whiskey “as a souvenir”. Have to wait for the next time...
We arrived to Nashville in the afternoon and managed to find a motel (with guitar-shaped pool) a walking distance away from the city centre. The Broadway seemed to be the honkey tonk heaven full of bars with live country music (and Bon Jovi!). After visiting few places we decided to head back to our motel and explore the city again tomorrow.