The little town of Lynchburg exists largely in part to the presence of the Jack Daniels Distillery. People from all over the world flock to this little rural, out of the way, town to tour what I guess is one of the world's largest distilleries. Whether you drink Tennessee sippin whiskey or not, a tour of the distillery and a stroll through town is worth the effort if you are in south central Tennessee. There are at least 3 little diners in town who proclaim they are bbq joints. Each of the little joints appear to have their own little sense of character. Barrelhouse has its own uniqueness. This is a small little joint sitting down the hill from the main part of this one square town. Even though it was a Saturday afternoon, it was somewhat disappointing that there was no obvious "meat smoking" going on while we were there. The place had a good crowd in it and the waitress was very polite and helpful. She took our order while we sat on the authentic Jack Daniels bar stools. While waiting for our food, we sampled the sauces. The mild was certainly the best, but it still had a little bit of bite. The other two sauces were a bit more on the hot side including the hottest being one that contained ghost chili peppers.
The Barrelhouse doesn't offer stew, so Debbie and I both had the slaw as a side. The slaw was actually pretty good. The sandwich was well portioned with sort of stringy pulled pork. On a scale of 1 to 5, I can only give this pork a 3 on this given day. The experience was fine as we found another little bbq joint gem in the south. Oh, yeah, I should add that all of the sauces allegedly have a Jack base to them which gives them a bit of a unique taste, and one that really is worth experiencing.