Book your international travel for now if you want to snag one of these “Travelers’ Exclusive” bottles from Jack Daniels! The newest line extension of the familiar Tennessee Whiskey, a Bottled in Bond expression, will ship to major international airports and points of departure in the summer of 2018.
Sazerac Company, owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery, announced today the acquisition of the Popcorn Sutton Distillery in Newport, Tennessee. John Lunn and Allisa Henley, both of George Dickel background, will once again be distilling Tennessee Whiskey under the new ownership.
Expect a deluge of Tennessee Whiskey on the shelves in the next few years; over a dozen Tennessee distillers are currently producing and aging the product.
Freedom and flexibility lure Henley away from Diageo’s George Dickel Distillery
Today marks Allisa Henley’s first day on the job in her new role as Master Blender at the Popcorn Sutton distillery in Newport, Tennessee. What’s that, you say? Henley’s departure from George Dickel, where she served as Distiller, was quiet. Deafeningly silent, even. Continue reading Another Dickel Distiller Leaves for Popcorn Sutton
Jack Daniel’s Distillery is celebrating their 150th Anniversary with a global scavenger hunt. That’s right! They’ve jacked up this kid’s game to a very adult level. Continue reading Jack Daniel’s Throws Global Party This Summer
Tennessee craft whiskey is going through a strong growth cycle, with a surge in new distilleries since 2010.
What exactly is Tennessee Whiskey? Is it bourbon? What is mellowing? Once limited to Jack Daniel & George Dickel, the category is experiencing a big boom.
Here, the category is explained and the myths debunked in my first article for The Whiskey Wash.
Master Distiller Jeff Arnett explains how he went from engineering to one of the most coveted jobs in the whiskey world.
Further proving the misconceptions of the definition of Tennessee Whiskey, even our friendly neighbors to the North don’t have it quite right. Tennessee Whiskey was defined by House Bill 1084 and signed into law in May of 2013. Here are the simple requirements:
- Manufactured in Tennessee;
- Made of a grain mixture that is at least fifty-one percent (51%) corn;
- Distilled to no more than 160 proof or eighty percent (80%) alcohol by volume;
- Aged in new, charred oak barrels in Tennessee;
- Filtered through maple charcoal prior to aging;
- Placed in the barrel at no more than 125 proof or sixty-two and one- half percent (62.5 %) alcohol by volume; and
- Bottled at not less than 80 proof or forty percent (40%) alcohol by volume
Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel have been using this method of producing Tennessee whiskey for decades. New Tennessee whiskey producers include Tenn South Distillery’s Clayton James and Beechtree Distillery’s 120 proof White Whiskey.
A further correction should mention that Attorney General Slatery wrote an opinion earlier this year, disallowing the Prichard’s grandfather clause attached to the bill stating, “There is no discernable reason to distinguish one distillery from other existing distilleries on this basis, especially since the exemption at issue is purportedly the one that distinguishes Tennessee Whiskey from bourbon.”