A History of Tennessee Whiskey: From Moonshine to Mustaches
Whiskey was the American Pioneers’ favorite drink. Once distilled in bathtubs and backwoods, it’s now held aloft by connoisseurs the world over. George Dickel’s passion for whiskey began in the late 1800s, with the distillery becoming the largest in Tennessee by 1904. Prohibition forced the company to cease production; the doors remained shuttered for nearly forty more years before Ralph Dupps reopened the distillery in 1958, successfully recreating George Dickel’s original recipes for his uniquely spelled “Tennessee Whisky.”
Join Douglas Kragel, National Ambassador for George Dickel, and William “English Bill” Codman, Master of Whiskey for a tour of Cascade Hollow, Tennessee, home of George Dickel. Along the way, you’ll learn all about the history, mystery, and mixology of Tennessee whiskey while enjoying a few cocktails and a flight of George’s own whisky.