The George Dickel Company distillery is about 20 minutes from the more well known one of the area, Jack Daniel's. We thought we would add this to fill out our day trip from Nashville. I had researched their location and information necessary to add this tour to our day.
When we arrived, we learned that they were not in production for the week between Christmas and New Year's and that while tours were being offered, there was really nothing much to see. Add to that, we were told "it's cold in there" which led us to believe they were trying to disuade folks from wanting to take the tour.
We were happy to oblige since we had just had a wonderful experience up in Lynchburg, and understood "the process" so we didn't need to walk through a production facility to be told about what they do. It's all pretty much the same, the same as how they've been making American whisky for more than a hundred years.
Their location was in a nice holler, which was very rustic and quaint. Like other bourbon and whisky making locales, they have a fresh water stream running through the property adding to the ambience of the area.
If you are planning a trip into Tennessee's whisky making area and think you want to take in George Dickel's distillery in Tullahoma, TN, be sure to call ahead as their website (www.georgedickel.com) did not mention the production shutdown for the holidays. Their phone number is 931-857-3124.
I should also comment that they do have a package and gift shop on the premises so you can buy whisky and/or tee-shirts and other apparel items if Dickel is your brand.