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What is Tennessee Whiskey?

What is Tennessee Whiskey?

Tennessee whiskey meets the same legal requirements as bourbon but must be:

  • Produced in Tennessee *
  • Prior to ageing be charcoal filtered using a process known as the Lincoln County Process

Tennessee Whiskey can technically be called ‘bourbon’ but producers may prefer the term ‘Tennessee whiskey’ for marketing purposes.

Bourbon is a distilled spirit that meets the following criteria:

  • Produced in the United States
  • Made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn
  • Aged in new, charred oak barrels
  • Distilled to no more than 160 proof 80% ABV
  • Entered into the barrel for aging at no more than 125 proof 62.5% ABV
  • Bottled at more than 80 proof / 40% ABV

* with the exception of Benjamin Prichard’s


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