|It's the BBQ Guy's Wife at the George Dickel Distillery at Cascade Springs near Tullahoma, TN.|
We visited the George Dickel Distillery yesterday near Tullahoma, TN. If you are ever in the area, this free tour is worth your time. The tour guide took us on a tour of the brewing facilities and answered numerous questions during our 1 1/2 hours there. When at the Jack Daniels bbq cook-off a few years ago I missed taking the tour, but after talking to a few folks that have taken both I think the quality of the George Dickel tour might surprise you. The two distilleries are pretty close together. You could probably tour them both the same day and still have time to eat some local bbq too. And if you still have time, you could also stop by Prichard's Distillery in Kelso to check out a little known Tennessee rum distiller.
My sister-in-law works for the State of Tennessee and brought me a brochure today that lists some of the other "nice to see" places in the Middle TN area. You can get the list from JackTrail.com. They also list 18 bbq restaurants worth checking into. I've eaten at Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Nolensville, Whitt's and Bar-B-Cutie many times (the latter two are nothing particularly special, but they have been successful businesses in the Nashville area for many, many years) and I know lots of people who have eaten lunch at Fat Boy's Bar-B-Q in Antioch regularly. I need to try some of the others on the list during a future visit. LawLer's Barbecue in Lewisburg and JP's Fine Swine Bar-B-Que in Woodbury sound promising.