Tennessee: Red, White, and Booze

Jack heads to Tennessee where he uncovers the surprising link between moonshiners and George Washington, a legendary whiskey brought back from the dead and an old-timey rum in the heart of whiskey country.

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Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge

Jack poses inside Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN. Tootsie’s is a honky-tonk bar where patrons can go enjoy a drink and see up-and-coming country musicians. 960 1280

  

Walking Down Beale Street

Walking Down Beale Street

Jack and Memphis-based writer and filmmaker Willy Bearden stroll down Beale Street with their 100-ounce "Walk Me Down" drinks from Blues City Café in hand. 960 1280

  

Gus's Fried Chicken

Gus's Fried Chicken

Jack drinks a beer at Gus's Fried Chicken in Memphis, TN. 960 1280

  

Let's Make a Toast

Let's Make a Toast

While attending a Tennessee cookout, Jack shares a drink with Carey Bringle, owner of the barbecue landmark Peg Leg Porker. 960 1280

  

Swinging for the Fences

Swinging for the Fences

Jack takes a swing for his team, the Highland Rim Distillers, at the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball game. 960 1280

  

Playing in the Band

Playing in the Band

A band plays in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville as part of the vintage baseball game. 960 1280

  

Postgame Picture

Postgame Picture

After the game, the Highland Rim Distillers and the Nashville Maroons take a team picture with the game commissioner. 960 1280

  

Vintage Jack

Vintage Jack

The final product of Jack's vintage photo in his 1860s getup. 960 1280

  

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery

Andy and Charlie Nelson give Jack a brief history lesson about Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, TN. 960 1280

  

Nelson's Original Distillery

Nelson's Original Distillery

Accompanied by Charlie and Andy, Jack checks out the original Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, which was shut down in 1909. 960 1280

  

To Sip or To Guzzle?

To Sip or To Guzzle?

Bruce Wade and Jack listen as old-time moonshiner Gomer shares his wisdom of drinking: "If it’s good, sip it. If it ain’t good, guzzle it." 960 1280

  

Making Moonshine

Making Moonshine

Justin King, master distiller at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, talks with Jack, Gomer and Bruce about the liquor’s history. 960 1280

  

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