Tennessee Whiskey

The Renaissance Of Nelson’s Greenbrier

Greenbrier still

By Richard Thomas A staple of the modern resurgence of American whiskey, and its attendant boom of bottling companies and small distilleries, is the story of a family reviving a moonshining or pre-Prohibition distilling tradition. Some of these tales are more authentic than others, and the cynicism that these tales are now met with is understandable. After all, nowadays it ...

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Nelson’s Greenbrier Poised For In-House Tennessee Whiskey Release

When Tennessee’s state level enactment of Prohibition shuttered Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery (along with all the other distilleries in the Volunteer State), it was the biggest producer in the state. Since reviving the family distillery, Andy and Charlie Nelson began working to producing an in-house Tennessee Whiskey using the original family recipe. Now they have announced that the initial release of ...

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Jack Daniel’s 150th Anniversary Tennessee Whiskey Review

Jack Daneil's 150th Tennessee Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Jack Daniel’s Distillery celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary this year. Mind you, that isn’t 150 years in continuous operation, and that famed distillery in Lynchburg suffered a longer closure than its cousins across the state line in Kentucky. Tennessee enacted Prohibition in 1909. The distillery was not reopened until after the passage of the 21st Amendment ...

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Whoop & Holler 28 Year Old American Whiskey Review

Whoop & Holler

By Richard Thomas Rating: B When Diageo announced Whoop & Holler was being added to its Orphan Barrel line, it instantly grabbed my attention. Reading the stats of who made it, where it was made and aged, the mashbill used, and the application of the Lincoln County Process revealed the whiskey to be a George Dickel of an amazing 28 ...

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