I don’t know much about Tennessee whiskey. So when my dad told me that we were taking a family day trip to the George Dickel Whisky Distillery near Tullahoma, Tennessee, I was a little surprised. No one else in my family knows much about whiskey, either, so it didn’t seem like the most exciting place to go. Still, dad hadn’t had a Saturday off in longer than I can remember, so we all packed in the car and headed up to Tullahoma.
At first, it seemed like our GPS was taking us out in the backwoods to murder us. It turned out that the distillery was actually located in this Deliverance-esque area, thanks to a beautiful natural spring that provides the water quality Dickel Whisky requires.