About Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey
When he passed away in 1822, Benjamin Prichard passed his "still, tubs and utensils thereto" on to his son, Enoch. In the antebellum South, Prichard's Tennessee whiskey — made using white corn and pure Tennessee spring water — was incredibly popular. Enoch eventually gave up the stills, tubs and utensils that his father had passed on to him, and focused his energies elsewhere. In 1997 — five generations later — Phil Prichard took up the family business again when he opened the doors to Prichard's Distillery in Kenslo, Tennessee. The first legal distillery in Tennessee in nearly fifty years, Prichard's Distillery is located just a few miles south of where Phil's great-great-great grandfather distilled whiskey nearly two centuries ago.
Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey is made from a secret mashbhill that includes white corn. "Today, the vast majority of distilleries making whiskey in this country are making their whiskey with yellow corn," says Phil. "But you and I both know that white corn has a higher sugar content than yellow corn. It makes a fine, fine whiskey." After the grains are milled and mashed, they are distilled entirely through copper-pot stills and then matured for approximately ten years.
The whiskey has an aroma of vanilla, tart raspberries, oak and mild peppers. Notes of oak, coffee, cocoa, dark cherries and citrus dominate the palate, and lead to a finish accented by woody spices and cloves.
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
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