NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2022) - Tennessee whiskey has a rich heritage, dating back to the 1800s. Last May, the Tennessee General Assembly declared May 21 as International Tennessee Whiskey Day, marking the state’s repeal of the ban on manufacturing alcoholic beverages in 1937. To get in the spirit and celebrate the day, cheers to these ten unique made in Tennessee ways to sip, taste and explore whiskey across the state.
Adventures run on Tennessee Whiskey. Book tours along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail for a spirited road trip that will get you experiencing Tennessee’s small towns, small-batch whiskey and national and internationally known whiskey brands. Learn the stories behind what’s in your glass, how to truly taste the flavor of different whiskeys and see how they’re produced from barrel to bottle. Make sure to pick up a copy of the printed Tennessee Whiskey Passport at any participating distilleries, or sign up for a mobile exclusive TN Whiskey Trail digital passport.
Beginning May 21, head to Goo Goo Cluster’s retail location in downtown Nashville to try out Goo Goo’s latest delicious creation, Tennessee Whiskey Trail Bonbons. Guests can sample a wide selection of chocolate candy creations, all made with the flavors of distilleries found on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail such as Nelson’s Green Brier’s Louisa with caramel chocolate ganache, Old Dominick’s cinnamon and white chocolate ganache or Sugarland’s Dark Chocolate Coffee Liquor’s and vanilla ganache. For now, the signature collection will be sold at Goo Goo Cluster, LLC’s Nashville storefront with plans to extend the collection to the featured distilleries.
For the first time in Nashville, over 30 distilleries from the Tennessee Whiskey Trail will join the Tennessee Whiskey Trail Experience at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, May 21. The inaugural event coincides with International Whiskey Day and will offer whiskey and food tastings, educational workshops and more. Tickets available for purchase at www.tnwhiskeytrailexperience.com.
You don’t have to be a whiskey connoisseur to enjoy Granville’s newest attraction, the Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum, which opened in 2021. The unusual museum has around 2,000 Jim Beam Whiskey decanters on display. Jim Bean Distillery filled ornamental bottles with their whiskey beginning in 1955, and the decorative decanters were produced in categories such as states, sports, people, political, Regal China, casino and many others which can be seen on display in the museum.
Experience all the whiskey, beauty and fun Tennessee has to offer with one of the Tennessee Whiskey Tours’ six experiences. From The Tennessee Whiskey Experience Tour, the Jack n’ Back Tour, private groups and black car tours, they offer something for everyone. Book your excursion today!
Deemed one of Kingsport’s best kept secrets, the popular Long Island Iced Tea was first created by Charlie “Old Man” Bishop while he was living on Long Island in Kingsport. The concoction included cola, lemon, lime, maple syrup, tequila, gin, rum, vodka and whiskey. While in Kingsport swig a taste at Bellafina Chocolates where they make The Real Long Island Iced Tea Truffles, Little Cake’s Long Island Iced Tea Cupcakes, East Coast Wings & Grill’s Long Island Iced Tea, Giuseppe’s Big Orange Tea made with Tennessee vodka, gin, rum and Jack Daniel Honey and Riverfront Seafood Company’s LIIT on the Holston which is located across from the famous Long Island in Northeast Tennessee.
Taste the deliciousness of Tennessee Whiskey at Donut Distillery in Nashville, where they deliver a little edge to the popular treat by offering boozy donut milkshakes, wine and spirits, and incorporate whiskey into their donut recipes. Try the Whiskey Glaze, a Donut Distillery original made with Tennessee Whiskey.
Toast International Tennessee Whiskey Day at The Memphian’s rooftop bar, Tiger and Peacock. Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of Memphis while savoring their wide selection of whiskey and ryes and their curated cocktail menu based on your zodiac sign.
Experience signature distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail in the comfort of JW Marriott’s Cumberland Bar in Nashville. The Taste of Tennessee Flight includes Gentlemen Jack, Chattanooga Whiskey 91, Davidson Reserve and George Dickel. After getting a taste of the Volunteer taste, head upstairs to the JW Marriott’s Bourbon Steak, where you can take in views of Nashville and experience a large selection of spirits to cap off your meal.
Celebrate Tennessee Whiskey all year long with Tennessee Whiskey Trail’s signature events across the state. Embark on a journey to the peaceful side of the Smokies for Townsend’s Grains & Grits Festival. Here, guests can experience spirits, gourmet food and crafts. Discover some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders on Nov. 5, 2022.
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