Tennessee Whiskey

What A New Diageo-Made Tennessee Whiskey Might Look Like

By Richard Thomas The most speculated upon aspect of Diageo’s attempt to gut Brown-Forman’s 2013 Tennessee whiskey law is the provision that would allow Tennessee whiskey to be made with used barrels. Rather than seek to repeal the provision of the law that enshrines the Lincoln County Process, or drip-filtration through maplewood charcoal, Diageo has taken the tack of trying ...

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Tennessee State House Wrangles Over Whiskey Laws

By Richard Thomas Last year, the state of Tennessee passed a law defining Tennessee whiskey, giving it a solid, distinctive status under the law. Now that law is facing its first real test, in the form of a legislative gutting. The Wood Makes It Good Tennessee’s whiskey law defined the state’s whiskey as essentially bourbon, made in Tennessee and using ...

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Jennelle Gilreath Talks Whiskey

Jennelle Gilreath 1940s

By Richard Thomas If films, songs, and books are anything to go by, the 1940s was very much a whiskey decade. Despite the damage wrought by Prohibition and the disruptions caused by the Second World War, whiskey was in the tumblers of everyone from Humphrey Bogart to Jack Kerouac. So, it should come as no surprise that whiskey has found ...

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