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
If you’ve ever met a Kentuckian, you’ve probably heard their favorite statistic more than once, that 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in Kentucky. They’ll usually go on to add that they don’t know who makes the rest of it, but that they don’t drink it. This tidbit coupled with a mention of Kentucky basketball, bluegrass or horse racing tends to come out in the first two minutes of meeting a member of the Commonwealth; they’re like vegans… or CrossFitters.
I’ve heard many a Kentuckian chuckle over the great Tennessee Whiskey debate. They find it amusing parlor conversation. Comments range from earnest interest to mocking disbelief. The common thread is that no one understands why Tennessee wouldn’t hold on to this designation with all its might as has Bourbon, Scotch, Champagne, Cognac and countless wine appellations. I have the same question. I am a proud Tennessean and this is embarrassing. Continue reading Why Kentucky should support defining Tennessee Whiskey- I’m talking to you, KDA
Chattanooga Whiskey opens the Tennessee Stillhouse this week with a grand opening celebration Tuesday. Founder Tim Piersant recently walked me through the new facility, reflecting on how far they’ve come and where they’re heading. Read all about it here: Whiskey is brewing in Chattanooga after 100 year dry spell – Nashville whiskey | Examiner.com.