Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey

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Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey
Type Tennessee whiskey
Manufacturer Prichard's Distillery
Country of origin Tennessee, United States
Introduced 2003[1]
Alcohol by volume 45.00%
Proof (US) 90.0

Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey is a Tennessee whiskey produced in the community of Kelso, Tennessee.[2] The distillery was opened in 1997, making it the first new legal distillery to open in the state since prohibition was repealed.[2][3] Prichard's second distillery opened May 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee at Barbara Mandrells Fontanel on Whites Creek Pike.[3][4]

The brand markets several varieties of whiskey, though Prichard's markets one label as their flagship Tennessee Whiskey. Their rye whiskey is also marked as a Tennessee Rye Whiskey on the label. While being the only operating distillery in Lincoln County (and their white whiskey being named Lincoln County Lightning), Prichard's is not produced via the Lincoln County Process.[5] Due to a special grandfathering exemption under a Tennessee law enacted in 2013, Prichard's Kelso distillery is the only producer that is allowed to label its product as "Tennessee Whiskey" without using the Lincoln County Process.[6][7]

As of 2012, Prichard's was the only Tennessee whiskey on the market distilled in pot stills.[8] All products are sold in glass 750ml bottles.


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  3. 3.0 3.1 "A spirited journey along Tennessee's Whiskey Trail". Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  4. Stravinsky, Amanda (9 January 2014). "Tennessee Tourism Announces What's New For The State In 2014". The Chattanoogan. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. Argen, Debra C. "Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey". Luxury Experience. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  6. Zandona, Eric (September 14, 2013). "Tennessee Whiskey Gets a Legal Definition". EZdrinking. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  7. "Public Chapter No. 341" (PDF). State of Tennessee. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  8. The Serious Eats Guide to Tennessee Whiskey, Serious Eats, April 5, 2012.

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