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Tennessee Whiskey

Tennessee, USA
When you think about Tennessee whiskey, one name tends to come to mind: Jack Daniel’s. However, the story of whiskey in Tennessee goes beyond this iconic brand, to the days when many more distillers played key roles. Find out here about how Tennessee whiskey came about, its struggles and its distinctive distillation process. Tennessee whiskey is one of the top ten exports of Tennessee.

History of Tennessee Whiskey

The process of converting grain into whiskey was well known to the predominantly Scottish and Irish immigrants who settled in Tennessee, with the earliest known distillery - Evan Shelby's East Tennessee plant, already in existence by 1771.

The climate, soil and abundance of wood, white oak and rivers in which to ship the finished product to places such as Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis made Tennessee extremely well suited for whiskey production, and so, the industry grew.

Tennessee was also one of the states that recovered well from the effects of the war. Although whiskey had been temporarily banned (as corn and other grains were needed to feed both humans and livestock,), distilling was one of the first businesses to start up in Tennessee after Federal troops pulled out in April of 1865. And by 1886, the distilling industry was the largest manufacturing industry in the state.

By the late 1880s, however, the industry had begun to decline. Smaller distillers had closed in droves, faced with intense competition from the larger distillers and mounting pressure from the church and temperance groups. Only two Tennessee distilleries would remain after the prohibition: George Dickel & Company-and Jack Daniel.

Today the most famous and largest Tennessee distillery is Jack Daniel, (with George Dickel, now owned by Diageo not far behind). Still in full operation on its original site, Jack Daniel is not only world renowned for its whiskey but also featured on the National Register of Historic Places.

The town of Lynchburg is famous as the home of Jack Daniel’s, but you can’t sample it there - Lynchburg is actually dry!

Specifics of Tennessee Whiskey
Several factors mark out Tennessee whiskey as distinct from bourbon, the most obvious being its charcoal ‘mellowing’, known as the Lincoln County Process. This process - named after the county that was once Jack Daniels’ home- requires that, before being filled into barrel, the new spirit passes through about 10 feet of active sugar-maple charcoal, removing impurities and giving it a smoother, subtly different character to that of bourbon.
Not all Tennessee whiskeys use the Lincoln County process, However, Jack Daniels and George Dickel, the two largest Tennessee distilleries, both use sugar maple charcoal filtration to mellow their spirits.
A state legislation, passed in 2013 further refined the Tennessee whiskey identity. It requires all Tennessee whiskey to use the Lincoln County process, with an exemption for Benjamin Prichard’s distillery, a craft distillery that skips the charcoal filtration step (and which, funnily enough, is the only functioning Tennessee whiskey distillery in Lincoln County).

Where to Start with Tennessee Whiskey

So, apart from standard Jack Daniel’s expressions, what are the delights that Tennessee has to offer. Frootbat has put together a few of Mr Daniel’s finest offerings as an alternative for you to try. Enjoy!
FROOTBAT HAS 44 PRODUCTS FROM THE Tennessee Whiskey REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
FROOTBAT HAS 44 PRODUCTS FROM THE Tennessee Whiskey REGION AVAILABLE TO SHIP TO United States
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Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 200ml Bottle
$8.493 buying options
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey 1.75lt Bottle
$39.9911 buying options
Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Tennessee Whiskey 1lt Bottle
$129.999 buying options
Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 2 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 2 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$34.992 buying options
Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 1 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 1 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$49.992 buying options
Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 50ml Bottle
$2.258 buying options
No. 8 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No. 8 Tennessee Whisky 1.75lt Bottle
$24.994 buying options
Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey Ducks Unlimited Edition
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey Ducks Unlimited Edition 750ml Bottle
$169.991 buying option
Artisan Single Barrel Triple Smoke American Malt Whiskey
Corsair Artisan Single Barrel Triple Smoke American Malt Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$44.0013 buying options
Rested Rye Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Rested Rye Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$32.992 buying options
Orange Peel Flavor White Whiskey
Bonnie Rose Orange Peel Flavor White Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$15.993 buying options
No. 8 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No. 8 Tennessee Whisky 750ml Bottle
$14.9915 buying options
Unaged Tennessee Rye Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Unaged Tennessee Rye Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$59.992 buying options
No. 12 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whisky 750ml Bottle
$16.9919 buying options
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey 50ml Bottle
$2.996 buying options
Old No. 7 Green Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Green Label Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$24.9912 buying options
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$24.9910 buying options
Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 375ml Bottle
$13.4911 buying options
No. 27 Gold Double Barreled Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold Double Barreled Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$119.996 buying options
Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 1lt Bottle
$33.996 buying options
Premium Tennessee Whiskey
Jailers Premium Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$19.995 buying options
No. 1 White Corn Whisky
George Dickel No. 1 White Corn Whisky 750ml Bottle
$9.997 buying options
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey 375ml Bottle
$14.9911 buying options
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey 200ml Bottle
$13.991 buying option
Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$19.9910 buying options
Ryemageddon Rye Whiskey
Corsair Ryemageddon Rye Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$39.999 buying options
No. 12 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whisky 1.75lt Bottle
$45.994 buying options
Sherry Cask 9 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Belle Meade Sherry Cask 9 Year Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$67.999 buying options
Original Tennessee Moonshine 100 Proof
Ole Smoky Original Tennessee Moonshine 100 Proof 750ml Bottle
$19.9912 buying options
Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 100ml Bottle
$3.992 buying options
Sour Mash Whiskey
Collier & McKeel Sour Mash Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$45.991 buying option
Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Black Label Tennessee Whiskey 1.75lt Bottle
$39.994 buying options
Old No. 7 Green Label Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Green Label Tennessee Whiskey 1.75lt Bottle
$31.995 buying options
Spiced Apple Flavor White Whiskey
Bonnie Rose Spiced Apple Flavor White Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$15.991 buying option
Firecracker Rye Unaged American Rye
Freedom Moonshine Firecracker Rye Unaged American Rye 750ml Bottle
$20.992 buying options
Rested Rye Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Rested Rye Whiskey 50ml Bottle
$2.993 buying options
No. 8 Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel No. 8 Tennessee Whisky 50ml Bottle
$11.991 buying option
Rye Whisky
George Dickel Rye Whisky 750ml Bottle
$16.9931 buying options
Artisan Experimental Collection Pumpkin Spice Moonshine
Corsair Artisan Experimental Collection Pumpkin Spice Moonshine 750ml Bottle
$33.193 buying options
Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey 50ml Bottle
$4.991 buying option
Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$43.993 buying options
Single Malt Tennessee Whiskey
Benjamin Prichard's Single Malt Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$69.991 buying option
Barrel Select Tennessee Whisky
George Dickel Barrel Select Tennessee Whisky 750ml Bottle
$39.993 buying options
Silver Select Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Silver Select Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey 375ml Bottle
$27.991 buying option
Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 5 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 5 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$29.995 buying options
Bourbon Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey
Barrell Bourbon Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$64.991 buying option
Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 3 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 3 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$99.991 buying option
Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 4 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 4 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$49.991 buying option
Old No. 7 150th Anniversary Edition Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 150th Anniversary Edition Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$34.994 buying options
Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 6 Tennessee Whiskey
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition No. 6 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml Bottle
$28.908 buying options
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