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Sep 25, 2015

We are huge fans of the Tennessee distilleries that are working together as the Tennessee Distillers Guild.  Fierce competition among distilleries has been set aside for the better good of promoting distilling in Tennessee.  Industry leaders Jack and George have joined forces with new distillers to support the Tennessee Distillers Guild.

Yesterday, the Tennessee Distillers Guild website went live.  Check it out here.

The Tennessee Distillers Guild could be a magnet for Millennial and other highly desirable tourism in Tennessee.  A Tennessee whiskey trail could be a huge draw.

Although Kentucky's bourbon trail is well established, Tennessee's whiskey trail has a marquee brand known world-wide.  Jack Daniels is one of the most-recognizable U.S. brands - like Coca-Cola.  Unlike most of the bourbon purveyors in Kentucky, most of the distilleries in Tennessee's guild are truly small artisan businesses with fabulous stories to tell.

George Jones immortalized the famous illegal Tennessee moonshine tradition:

Well I asked my old pappy why he called his brew
White lightning 'stead of mountain dew
I took a little sip and right away I knew
As my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue
Lightning started flashin' and thunder started crashin'
Shhhoooh... white lightnin'

This summer, we expect many of the purveyors of moonshine to have aged Tennessee whiskey for tasting and sale.  The Tennessee Whiskey Trail will offer craft spirits that are unique to Tennessee and made in limited quantities that are available in very limited quantities.

Stay tuned for progress from our home-grown distilleries.

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