George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

The George Dickel brand is best known as the “other” Tennessee Whiskey. Without going into the whole thing here, I’ll summarize by saying Tennessee Whiskey is straight bourbon whiskey (but don’t call it bourbon) that has been filtered through some quantity of...
Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

The bourbon roots of Mountain Dew – now the country’s third-most popular soft drink – began because two Knoxville brothers needed a tasty mixer for their bourbon. That 1940s-styled Mountain Dew didn’t taste like today’s lemonade-citrus, caffeine- and sugar-charged...
Davidson Reserve Is A True Tennessee Whiskey

Davidson Reserve Is A True Tennessee Whiskey

Tennessee whiskey, as we’ve written about in the recent past, has its own special thing when it comes down to what makes it different from traditional bourbon, namely the charcoal filtering step known as the Lincoln County Process. It is something particularly...
Bob Dylan’s Whiskey Distillery in Nashville

Bob Dylan’s Whiskey Distillery in Nashville

Bob Dylan threw his hat into the spirits game in 2018 with the launch of Heaven’s Door Whiskey, which offered three different variations: A Tennessee bourbon, an American Double Barrel whiskey, and a rye. Unlike a lot of so-called “celebrity liquors”...
Something unique about Tennessee whiskey

Something unique about Tennessee whiskey

Scientists are beginning to unlock the scientific secrets of what makes so-called “Tennessee whiskey” so distinct from other whiskeys, bourbons, and similar spirits, according to a presentation last weekend at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in...