George Dickel Distillery – Tennessee Whiskey Trail

George Dickel Distillery

Born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region. Thus, Geo A. Dickel & Co. was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e”.

George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as  “Mellow as the Moonlight.” This is why our whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration known as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and we’re still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.

George Dickel Distillery is hidden away in the Tennessee hills in Cascade Hollow surrounded by 600 protected acres of forest and crystal-fresh springs. It is here that the standards of authenticity and craftsmanship that define fine American whisky are taken to their highest level, to create George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey. For nearly 150 years, our distillery has been faithful to the recipe George A. Dickel created and perfected and we continue to craft George Dickel Whisky just as it was made in 1878 — Handmade the Hard Way.

George Dickel Whisky isn’t made by computers. It is made by a small group of employees who have all learned the process the old-fashioned way. We invite you to watch us hand make what we consider the best whisky in the world. You’ll see the grains being mashed, watch the spirit come off our stills, and the chill-charcoal mellowing process that gives us that extra bit of smoothness.


1950 Cascade Hollow Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388

931-857-4110 for tour information
or toll-free at: 1-888-DICKEL


The Visitors Center is open Monday thru Saturday, 9am to 4:30pm with the last tour starting at 3:30pm each day and Sundays 11:30 – 5pm with the last tour starting at 4:00pm.
$10 per person who are 21 or over (includes complimentary tasting)
Must be 21 or over with valid identification to participate in the tasting.
Please call ahead for groups larger than 10 people.


*Business hours and tour times subject to change. We encourage you to contact the distillery to inquire about tour availability and call ahead, up to an hour prior to arrival to confirm tour times and business hours for the day.