The Corsair Malt House is Smokin’

I enjoyed a recent visit to Corsair’s Malt House in Bells Bend, TN. Click on the link below for the full scoop on their unique smoking program and a walk through the malting process. 

Nashville’s Corsair Artisan Distillery proves the depth of their badassness with the Corsair Malt House, creating a variety of smoked, malted barley.

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Tennessee Distillers Guild Announces New President, Board of Directors

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The Tennessee Distillers Guild announced today that Old Forge Distillery General Manager Kris Tatum has been elected President of the 2-year-old group that promotes and advocates for the state’s distilled spirits industry. Continue reading Tennessee Distillers Guild Announces New President, Board of Directors

Tenn South Distillery Launches Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Select

Tenn South Distillery in Lynnville, TN began a custom blending program with its flagship brand, Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey, last week.

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Copper & Kings Launches CR&FTWERK

IMG_4073Copper & Kings has been doing some pretty cool stuff since their debut in the spring of 2014.  Slow and low distillation on copper stills and sonic aging in the basement along with the fact that they’re making brandy in Kentucky bourbon country are some of ways this distillery has made itself unique. This series of matured American brandy aged in American craft beer barrels is no exception.

I was lucky enough to taste through the series on a recent tour with owner Joe Heron. Each of the CR&FTWERK offerings spent 12 months in the barrels and finishes at 111 proof. Copper & Kings created four variants using barrels from Against the Grain’s Mac Fanny Baw, 3 Floyds Dark Lord, Osakar Blues G’Knight & Deviant Dale’s, and Sierra Nevada’s Smoked Imperial Porter.  Like one of the bands blaring in the barrel house, the brandy, the beer and the whiskey all play a part in the final product.

Tonight’s launch of CR&FTWERK will be hosted at Against the Grain in Louisville and the products released into the market in March. If you can’t wait, and you shouldn’t, buy it now at the distillery.

What Tennessee Whiskey Is and Isn’t

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.

Source: Tennessee Whiskey: Jack, George, and Beyond – The Whiskey Wash