Custom Tennessee Whiskey Tours
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. Whiskey 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. If you’re interested in learning what the TN Whiskey Trail is read more on our blog, or book a tour!
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!
Tennessee Whiskey Tour Packages
TN Whiskey Legends Tour
Jack Daniel Distillery & Cascade Hollow Home of George Dickel
Sip and see the historic distilleries where Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel Tennessee whiskeys are made in this behind-the-scenes tour. Join for an insider look at the craftsmanship behind two legendary spirits makers and toast to whiskey history. Each ticket includes guided transportation, lunch and tours with tastings.
Rising Stars Craft Distillery Tour
Leiper’s Fork, Company Distilling Co., Nashville Barrel
Take an immersive adventure to two up-and-coming craft whiskey distilleries. From innovative techniques to farm-to-bottle ingredients, each stop shows a new distillery’s passion for craft spirits and a unique approach to distilling.
The Three Distillers Tour
Jack, George and Uncle Nearest
Learn the rich history of distilling in Tennessee through the stories of Jack, George and Uncle Nearest. At George you’ll be treated to a unique tasting experience that walks you through the history and craftsmanship of the distillery. Jack and Uncle Nearest includes whiskey tours and tastings.
An Exploration of American Whiskey
Jack Daniel’s and
Discover the world of American whiskey at Jack Daniel’s Distillery, renowned for its iconic charcoal mellowing process, and at Uncle Nearest Distillery in Shelbyville, which celebrates African American whiskey-making contributions through the legacy of master distiller Nathan “Nearest” Green.
Heaven Hill, Lux Row, Maker’s Mark
Want to get a taste of Bourbon Country from Nashville? Let Mint Julep Experience take you north to three Kentucky bourbon distilleries for a full day of bourbon tastings. You’ll visit whiskey distillery Lux Row, major bourbon maker Heaven Hill — where Evan Williams and Elijah Craig are made and the world-famous Maker’s Mark.
Maker’s Mark Express Tour
Check a trip to Maker’s Mark off your bucket list with this special experience departing from Nashville, Tennessee. You’ll travel to Loretto, Kentucky to visit the iconic distillery and have a chance to dip your own bottle of Maker’s Mark in its signature red wax. Trust us, it’s worth it.
Nashville Distillery Tour
Pennington, Nelson’s, Corsair, Nashville Craft
Explore some of Nashville’s up-and-coming craft distilleries on this custom tour. Guests will enjoy an intimate tour of the distilleries and learn what makes each unique. Tastings are included along the way.
State Line Tour
Casey Jones, MB Roland, Old Glory
Visit three unique distilleries on this Tennessee whiskey tour — straddling the state line between Tennessee and Kentucky. Enjoy a scenic tour from Hopkinsville, KY to historic Clarksville, TN. Each distillery has its own story to tell and spirit to share. Enjoy samples at each distillery and purchase a bottle at the gift shops along the way.
Jack Daniel’s Hometown Tour
Jack Daniel’s Distillery & Lynchburg, TN Visit
Travel to Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN for a guaranteed “Angel’s Share” tour with elevated tasting of premium whiskeys. Make an exclusive salute to Jack Daniel at his grave site, enjoy lunch at the famous Miss Mary Bobo’s and wander around the charming town of Lynchburg. The hassle-free day will be filled with local lore, distilling history, and, of course, great whiskey!
Single Barrel Select Experience
Private Barrel Selection with Samples, Thieving and Bottling
This one-of-a-kind experience is a must for any bourbon or whiskey enthusiast that has ever wanted to select their own barrel (full or half barrel). This exclusive experience includes barrel house tour, straight-from-the-barrel thieving, sampling and hand-labeling of the bottles for you to take home.
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 uses the Lincoln County Process, which filters whiskey through charcoal, and has been distilling Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey since the 1880s.
Nearest Green Distillery
The world's first distillery to commemorate the godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, Nearest Green. Located 60 minutes outside Nashville, the 323-acre property dubbed as "Malt Disney World," is a full-blown destination for whiskey lovers, history enthusiasts & families paying tribute to the three things Tennessee is most known for: Tennessee Whiskey, Tennessee walking horses and Tennessee music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Company Distilling Co.
Thompson’s Station’s Company Distilling Co.'s four-grain bourbon, gin and experimental micro batch distillates are 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.
Learn More About the TN Whiskey Trail
Wish to Customize a Package?
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