Tennessee officially has its own Whiskey Trail (Tennessean)

Tennessee officially has its own whiskey trail: via Tennessean

In Tennessee, it’s no secret the whiskey industry is having a moment. There are now 30-plus distilleries in the state after laws were relaxed in 2009, opening the door for craft spirit makers to launch across Tennessee. In 2015, whiskeys exported from Tennessee were valued at $691 million, ranking as one of the state’s top exports.

The Tennessee Distillers Guild formed in 2014 and wanted to capitalize on that booming industry with an organized marketing tool to showcase the state’s spirits makers.

The 25-stop distillery tour will show Tennesseans and visitors alike all the state has to offer, from blues music in Memphis and honky tonks in Nashville to the foothills in Chattanooga and the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg. People can complete the tour on their own time and in any order they prefer.  READ MORE