Amidst all the much-vaunted changes to licensing and liquor laws in the various states of the USA, one has managed to escape great publicity – you can now try Jack Daniel’s at the distillery.
The famous Tennessee whiskey is made in Lynchburg, which is in a dry county – liquor sales are forbidden by law. As such you have not been able to even try JD in its home town.
But now, reports Nashville Scene, visitors to the distillery can try the whiskey on site – but only a sip.
Recent legislation passed by the Tennessee State Legislature (HB 3610) allows tastings to be held without prior notice having to be gained from the State commission, though the commission can limit the number of products or size of samples.
As such the distillery can stay within State Law by allowing tastings, and local laws as the whiskey is not actually being sold.
The samples provided at Jack Daniel’s consist of sips of three different variants. To enjoy a full glass or a cocktail, you still have to travel to the next county.