Yes. And no. Jack Daniel’s chooses not to call itself bourbon, but the historic brand applies for federal label approval under the class of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey is listed as straight bourbon in the North American Free Trade Agreement. And if you actually pull … Continue readingIs Jack Daniel’s Bourbon?
Kentucky Bourbon history “sucks,” according to one Tennessee state senator. Speaking at the Tennessee Whiskey Trail launch party, Sen. Bill Ketron declared Tennessee whiskey history is “deeper” than Kentucky bourbon, whose history, Ketron said, is “barrels on a wagon and the whiskey changing color.” That’s … Continue readingTennessee Senator: Bourbon ‘Sucks’
“Tennessee Whiskey Trail is not affiliated with any distillery, tourism service, or other enterprise. We are whiskey enthusiasts and Tennessee natives who are trying our best to capture the changing landscape of the spirits industry in the state.” — Joe Barnes, the co-founder of the Tennessee Whiskey … Continue readingWatch Out Kentucky, Here Comes The Tennessee Whiskey Trail
There’s cause for celebration in Tennessee. On July 4, the Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery will release its first Tennessee whiskey in 108 years. In the 1800s, Charles Nelson ran one of the country’s largest distilleries, selling some 380,000 gallons of Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey … Continue readingNelson’s Green Brier Makes History with New Whiskey
Another small distillery has been purchased by a giant. The Sazerac Company acquired a Newport, Tenn., distillery that produced Popcorn Sutton. Sazerac only purchased the physical distillery and not the rights to the brand Popcorn Sutton. What’s so special about this place? Its employees. Former George Dickel Master … Continue readingSazerac Purchases Tennessee Whiskey Distillery
George Dickel Distillery has lost another valuable production employee to Popcorn Sutton Distilling. Allisa Henley joins John Lunn, Dickel’s former master distiller, as the Newport, Tennessee-based distillery’s master blender. Lunn left in 2015. Popcorn Sutton announced the hiring in a press release today. Henley spoke on my Thirst Boston … Continue readingAnother Distiller Leaves George Dickel