Experience historic distilleries and modern whiskey makers
From storied whiskey distilleries to brand new spirits outlets, many of the best Tennessee distilleries are close to Nashville. Our team specializes in experiences that educate and entertain, visiting old favorites and fresh faces.
Whether you’re a lifelong Jack Daniel’s fan or looking to find your new go-to whiskey, Mint Julep is your guide to the best distilleries in Tennessee. Tours with Mint Julep depart throughout the week from downtown Nashville, traveling along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail to multiple distillery tour destinations like Jack Daniel’s in Lynchburg or Nelson’s Green Brier in Nashville
Shop Available Public Tours and Book Online Today
We have a variety of public tour options available for online booking. These options can be booked as a Shared Public Tour or as a Private Tour with private transportation. Our most popular public tours are the Jack Daniel’s Hometown Experience and the Barbecue, Beer and Bourbon Foodie Adventure.
Request a Custom Tour with Private Transportation
We create handcrafted, premium whiskey distillery experiences that will connect you to Nashville’s deep distilling traditions, important history and authentic whiskey heritage. Craft a custom whiskey tasting and distillery tour experience in Tennessee— regional pickup in Nashville, Franklin, Louisville and anywhere in between!
Custom tours may include after-hours tours, elevated tasting experiences, mixology classes and more. All custom tours include private transportation from our VIP vehicle fleet, driver, bottled water, and a whiskey expert onboard for facts and entertaining stories. You’ll work directly with a Mint Julep Experience Coordinator to craft your custom experience itinerary, arrange transportation pickup and anything else you may need.
Our passion is contagious and guests are immersed in Tennessee distillery experiences that they will remember for a lifetime. The purpose of fun is to have some… so come join us on a tour!
Jack Daniel'sHometown Experience
Saturday & Sunday Tours
8:30 a.m. Departure on Saturdays 9:30 a.m. Departure on Sundays
Includes guided transportation with a whiskey expert, guaranteed reservation for an "Angel's Share" tour with elevated tasting of premium whiskeys at Jack Daniel Distillery, exclusive salute to Jack Daniel at his grave site, lunch and time to enjoy shopping in small town Lynchburg. The hassle-free day will be filled with local lore, distilling history, and, of course, great whiskey!
VIP Jack Daniel's Distillery Experience
Departs at 8:30 a.m. | Returns at 3:30 p.m
Receive an engraved bottle of Gentleman Jack Premium Whiskey with booking on the VIP Jack Daniel's Experience.
Includes guided transportation with a whiskey expert, guaranteed reservation for an "Angel's Share" tour with elevated tasting of premium whiskeys at Jack Daniel Distillery, exclusive salute to Jack Daniel at his grave site, lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's and time to enjoy shopping in small town Lynchburg.
POPULAR TENNESSEE WHISKEY DISTILLERIES
The world’s top-selling whiskey is made at Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Located 90 minutes outside of Nashville, this historic distillery originated the Lincoln County Process, which filters whiskey through charcoal, and has been distilling Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey since the 1880s.FIND TOUR
Learn how George Dickel Distillery makes whisky its owner believed to be as good as some of the world’s best scotches. This old-school Cascade Hollow distillery was built in 1870 and uses ‘chill-mellowing’ and single-story warehouses to consistently craft its signature George Dickel American whisky brand.FIND TOUR
Childhood friends and former brewers began distilling their innovative Corsair products just over 10 years ago. Now nationally renowned, their Nashville-made whiskey, bourbon and other artisan spirits play with hundreds of mash bills, unusual grains and an array of experimental techniques.FIND TOUR
Thompson’s Station’s H Clark Distillery is new to the spirits scene, but its four-grain bourbon, gin and experimental micro batch distillates are already making a name for themselves. By utilizing locally grown grains and distilling only 100 gallons at a time, you’ll see how alcohol is made on a small scale.FIND TOUR
From its charming 200-year-old log cabin tasting room to stories of corn grown on the family farm, Leiper’s Fork Distillery in Franklin has become a popular tour stop. Taste their small batch whiskey filtered through four feet of local sugar maple wood charcoal and other premium southern spirits.FIND TOUR
Nelson's Green Brier
Before Prohibition, the original Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Robertson County was one of the largest producers of Tennessee whiskey in the world. Today, taste and see how founder Charles Nelson’s descendants are making a new whiskey with his original recipe.FIND TOUR
Former scientists put their background to work at this local craft distillery. Nashville Craft’s whiskey, gin and other spirits focus on regional ingredients like sorghum and honey and are made with science in mind.FIND TOUR
A true grain to glass operation, Tenn South in Lynnville uses local corn and craft techniques to make interesting spirits. It’s the home to Big Machine vodka, which is filtered through platinum in a signature technique you’ll have to see to believe.FIND TOUR
Established in 2011, this newcomer takes an artisanal approach to making spirits. Known for signature 'sipping cream,' Pennington has created everything from rye to vodka and beyond at its Nashville distillery.FIND TOUR