Ole Smoky Releases New Tennessee Whiskey Honoring Distilling Family

Ole Smoky Distillery recently released James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a small-batch expression and the first honoring one the distillery’s long family tree.

The 94-proof whiskey is aged in new American charred oak barrels and filtered utilizing the Lincoln County Process, passing through sugar maple charcoal before aging. Less than 200 barrels of James Ownby Reserve will be released in June.

The whiskey commemorates the history of James Ownby, the fifth-generation great-grandfather of Ole Smoky Distillery’s founder, Joe Baker.

James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available in major markets and at Ole Smoky’s Barrelhouse Distillery in Gatlinburg and at 6th & Peabody in Nashville.

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