Tennessee Whiskey

Now You Can Buy A Whole Barrel Of Jack Daniel’s

By Richard Thomas Heretofore, restaurants, hotels, liquor stores and other commercial buyers have been able to choose from a growing array of private barrel programs, putting their own stamp on (often a moderately superior version) of a familiar whiskey brand. It wasn’t a retail operation, however, and private individuals weren’t invited to the party. Now Jack Daniel’s is making that ...

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Second Distiller Deserts Dickel For Popcorn Sutton

By Richard Thomas Legal moonshine company Popcorn Sutton Distilling announced today that they had hired Allisa Henley as their new Master Blender. Henley had previously worked at George Dickel, the Tullahoma, Tennessee distillery owned by British drinks giant Diageo, for 11 years. She ended her tenure at Dickel as the lead Distiller, replacing former Master Distiller John Lunn when Lunn ...

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Jack Daniel’s Takes Down Scotch In The UK

By Richard Thomas When Diageo sent subsidiary George Dickel out to do battle against the 2013 Tennessee Whiskey Law that seemed very much in Dickel’s interests, speculation at the time was that it had nothing to do with Tennessee Whiskey and everything to do with safeguarding Diageo’s Johnnie Walker, the world’s top-selling whiskey, against the challenge of rival Jack Daniel’s. ...

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Tennessee’s Craft Whiskey Scene

Dark Bell & Andrew Webber

By Richard Thomas Tennessee is not just the Volunteer State, but also America’s second whiskey state. Kentucky’s sister state was one of the survivors of Prohibition and the 1970s whiskey slump, making Jack Daniels, George Dickel and the Lincoln County Process (LCP) fixtures in the story of modern American whiskey. Yet the very fact that for decades it was just ...

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