As the first state to pass a Prohibition law, Tennessee’s distilleries in the hills and hollers basically owned the market from 1838 until 1933, when the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution was finally passed and ratified. Pa risked his life to buy it and Ma snuck it in her coffee (for medicinal purposes, of course). After more than 80 years of Post-Prohibition freedom, join us for a journey back in time – heck, some of these counties are still dry – and sample the finest old and new batch recipes in the nation.
Departure: 11:00 AM
Downtown Nashville at the Omni Hotel located at 250 5th Ave South. You can’t miss our bus.
Return: 5:00 PM
The destinations on our Secret Sauce Tour are, well, secret just like many of the bootlegging operations dotting the rolling hills of rural Tennessee during our overly oppressive prohibition. It lasted about 15 years than federal prohibition.
Our tour visits and tastes at three distilleries. We rotate distilleries, but we’ll make sure you know where you’re going before you sign up for a tour. Some of our favorites include:
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
A family run distillery reopened after being dormant for nearly 100 years. The Nelson brothers are on a mission to bring back the bustling whiskey business that was once bigger than Jack Daniel’s.
The most innovative distillery in town, Corsair won Whiskey Advocate’s 19th Annual Artisan Whiskey of the Year Award with their Triple Smoke. Ever tasted Quinoa Whiskey? It a thing.
H Clark Distillery
One of Tennessee’s newest distilleries, this quaint operation 40 minutes south of Nashville is the first legal operation in Williamson County in a century.
Tennessee Rum? Yep, it’s a thing. And a darn good one. Mr. Prichard makes rums, whiskies (both the Tennessee Whisky and Bourbon), shines, and liqueurs among other things. They’ve been legally distilling since 1997.
It’s rumored that this Woodbury farm’s cave spring was once used to supply Capone’s moonshine inventory.
Where they serve “whisky” sans the “e”.
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