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Republican Lawmakers set to Repeal Tennessee Whiskey Law

Some Republican lawmakers seem ready to repeal a controversial law that defines the the identity of “Tennessee Whiskey”. Repeal of last year’s law now set for committee votes in both the House and Senate next week. The Tennessee whiskey legislation was … Continue reading

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Exemption in ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ Law Raises Legal Flags

A new legal opinion from the state’s attorney general is questioning the constitutionality of the Tennessee whiskey law for granting a special exemption to a single distiller. The state Legislature in 2013 carved out an exemption for Kelso-based Pritchard’s Distillery … Continue reading

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Dickel Master Distiller Leaving to Head Popcorn Sutton

A central figure in the public dispute between Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel distilleries over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey is leaving to head up a brand named after a legendary moonshiner. John Lunn, who has been the master … Continue reading

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Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey Sales Up in US

New figures show producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey scored another round of U.S. sales growth in 2014, while exports topped $1 billion. The Distilled Spirits Council said Tuesday that when mixed together, U.S. revenues for bourbon and Tennessee … Continue reading

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Rivals Gear Up for Next Round of Tenn. Whiskey War

State lawmakers are gearing up for the next round of a fight between global liquor giants over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey. Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman, which owns Jack Daniel’s, supports the law requiring Tennessee whiskey to be made from … Continue reading

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George Dickel to Sue State of Tennessee

Whiskey maker George Dickel is suing to overturn a Tennessee law that requires liquor to be stored in or around the county where it is distilled. Dickel, which is owned by global liquor giant Diageo PLC, said it stores all … Continue reading

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George Dickel Files Lawsuit against State of Tennessee

Whiskey maker George Dickel is suing to overturn a Tennessee law that requires liquor to be stored in or around the county where it is distilled. Dickel, which is owned by global liquor giant Diageo PLC, said it stores all … Continue reading

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