Friday, June 05, 2009

After the video you come out the green door partly shown above.

Everyone gets on the bus and the driver goes down a hill and turns right to go up a hill. At the bottom of the hill was a traffic jam, another car and some tourist on foot.
The first thing done is the driver lines everyone up and takes our photo. This photo goes on the official JD website and you can down load it for FREE. When he takes your photo, you say whiskey not cheese. Can you find me, I am the most colorful one. Bette the little lady on the front right in jeans and shirt is our tour guide .

The rickyard is where the charcoal is made and they use ten feet of charcoal to filter the whiskey and it is used only once and then sold for barbecues and other uses.

As we were walking away from the rickyard, I looked up and saw this high atop a tank.

Another look backwards to the rickyard.

This is our second stop in the tour in front of the two old fire engines under a shed. These are on the right coming down the hill.

This is the other engine under the shed.

A cool close up.

As you come down a shaded path from the fire engines, the first thing you see is another statue of Jack. It is in front of the spring. This spring water is what is used to make the wonderful brew.

This is the path leading from the statue to the spring. We were told that they have gone back a whole mile and the cave continues farther. I would have like to have scooped up a handful of the water to drink.

A close up of the day lilly in the round flower bed on the left of the photo above.

There were several ferns in the same flower bed with the day lillies.

A close up of the cave where the spring is located. The photos I took of the water were blury so they will not appear.

The group in front of the statue with the roses near the iron fence and steps that lead to the old office of JD. This building and the visitor center are the only buildings you are allowed to take photos while inside.The next three photos are close up of the roses.

Our guide, Bette was very knowledgeable and really entertaining in her descriptions. This is a walking tour and you need comfortable shoes as you will be going up and down hills and lots and lots of stairs. Tomorrow we will go inside the old office of JD. Then the rest of the buildings I will have photos only of the outsides. The Kitty Justice is we have just begun the tour.


Mary said...

Lady Di,

My goodness, I didn't realize there was more. That spring water could be the secret to the taste of Jack. If hubby ever drinks whiskey, he prefers Jack.

Enjoyed this section of the tour. Thanks for inviting me along.


Small City Scenes said...

Thanks so much for the fun tour. Looking forward for more soon. It is so interesting and the spring sounds neat. mmmmm Cold water sounds gooood.MB

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh this is very interesting, i had to go back and check out just were you were at, loved the photos and the history of all of them.

Jeanette said...

Gday Lady Di.
I enjoyed the very interesting tour of Jack Daniels, sitting in a comfy chair.I would have loved a sip of the cold spring water..
Got my walking shoes ready for next episode..Cheers Jen

Merle said...

Dear Dianne ~~ Your photos are great
and it looks like you all had a fun time.
Thanks for your comment and I am glad you liked the story and the jokes.
Take great care, Love, Merle.

Lady Di Tn said...

I am so glad Dwight likes Jack. Peace

For 18 years I enjoyed spring water and then I moved to Nashville. City water was a horrible substitute. Peace

Glad to see you enjoying the tour. Peace

I am late at getting the next part done as I played Molly Maid and yard lady today. Peace

I had a great time and would go back tomorrow if asked to go. Peace