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.

Read more: Tenn South Distillery Launches Tennessee Whiskey Blending Program | Examiner.com


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

Local Nashville “craft” distillery takes on leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits as investor.

Local “craft” distillery takes on leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits as investor.

Source: Constellation Ventures Invests in Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery | Wine Industry Insight

Louisville to Host Whisky Live at the Kentucky Bourbon Affair


Whisky Live added to KY Bourbon Affair line up!

For Immediate Release – November 24, 2015 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp will return to Louisville in June 2016 and will host Whisky Live, an international celebration of the world’s finest whiskies, for the first time in the Commonwealth. The premier event also has added an extra day, giving guests more time to experience behind-the-scenes tours and events at the most famous Bourbon…Continue Reading →