Skip to content

Great Places | Moore County, Tennessee | Whiskey Lullaby

Whiskey Lullaby | Moore Co., TN:The rolling landscape of Moore County in south central Tennessee reveals gracious green pastures outlined by perfect white fences, a picture frame of sorts for some of the most beautiful and sought-after horses in the country. The winding roadways give just a hint of the lush woodlands beyond, which nearly […]
by Diana Lambdin Meyer
Share


moore county courthouseWhiskey Lullaby | Moore Co., TN:
The rolling landscape of Moore County in south central Tennessee reveals gracious green pastures outlined by perfect white fences, a picture frame of sorts for some of the most beautiful and sought-after horses in the country. The winding roadways give just a hint of the lush woodlands beyond, which nearly 170 years ago saw the creation of what is now widely considered the most mellow whiskey in the world.

Fine horses and fine whiskey are the defining passions of the folks who call Moore County home. Mr. Jack, as Jack Daniel is still called in these parts, began making whiskey in these hills when he was just 6 years old under the tutelage of a Lutheran minister. By age 13, he owned the distillery.

The hard maple trees of the region, a key ingredient of the charcoal mellowing process that makes Jack Daniel’s whiskey what it is, are also an important component in the Jack Daniel’s Bar-B-Q Contest each October. More than 35,000 people show up for a sample of barbecue seasoned with the hometown product.

Jack Daniel's Whiskey Out-of-towners also descend on the area in July for the annual Tennessee Walking Horse Show. The smooth gait and docile temperament of these beautiful animals is another of Lynchburg’s claim to fame.

“We have visitors all year long, and everyone just seems to fit right in,” says Virginia Bracey, a lifelong resident of Moore County. “It’s quiet and peaceful here all of the time, and that’s what I love about it.”

While the lure of whiskey and walking horses undoubtedly draws the most visitors to Moore County, there are other long-standing traditions that are just as famous among those in the know. Take Miss Mary Bobo. Back in the day, she ran a boarding house that was home to traveling federal revenue agents checking up on the business operations of Mr. Jack. In 2008, the restaurant bearing her name will celebrate its 100th year of serving family-style meals that include Southern fried chicken, fried okra and cornbread. The menu always includes a few dishes, like the spiced apple rings, flavored with—you guessed it—Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

The highlight of a meal at Miss Mary Bobo’s, however, is your hometown hostess, who coordinates conversation and passing of dishes with true southern hospitality. If you’re lucky, you’ll be seated with Miss Lynne Tolley, the great-grandniece of Mr. Jack, and an official quality taster of the Jack Daniel’s product line.

“This isn’t just a restaurant,” Lynne says. “It’s a home, and like all of Lynchburg, it has that hometown feel to it.”

Resources for Moore County, TN:

County: Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce | Or call (931)-759-4111

Back: Places to Build a Log Home
Find: Rural Land for Sale
More: Real Estate Articles


Published in Log Home Living
Comment Feed

No Responses (yet)



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.


Get your FREE Trial Issue of Log Home Living and 2 FREE gifts.
Yes! Please send me a FREE trial issue of Log Home Living and 2 FREE gifts.
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll get 8 more issues (9 in all) for just $15.95, a savings of 65%! If for any reason
I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing. The FREE trial issue and 2 FREE gifts are mine to keep, no matter what.
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email (req):
Offer valid in US only.
Click here for Canada or here for international subscriptions