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This is what the top floor of a barrel house looks like.
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And these are the basic tools you need to tap into one of those tasty barrels.
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Chris Fletcher, assistant master distiller, drills into a barrel.
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Straight out of the barrel, Jack Daniel's is anywhere from 128 to 140 proof. And tasty as hell.
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Mary Bobo's Boarding House is the place to eat lunch. Everything is served family style, and each table gets a grandma/hostess that sits and eats with them.
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Lynchburg sits in a dry county and this bottle shop is the only place where you can buy booze. You're actually buying the commemorative bottle, not the whiskey inside.
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Jack Daniel's brand new tasting room sits in a renovated barrel house, so you get to smell the oak and whiskey doing their magic.
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We tasted three barrel strength whiskies.
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The barrels were taken from different locations in different barrel houses. The difference in taste was astounding.
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