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Mar 17, 2014 12:25 PM

Tenn whiskey law change

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  1. I'll stick with Crown Royal either way.

    1. This bill would alter the definition of TN Whiskey to allow the use of used barrels and aging outside of the state.

      There's been a lot of hubbub about this in whiskey circles, but I think it's much ado about nothing. First, I can't imagine that a bill about whiskey that isn't supported by Brown Forman (owner of Jack Daniel's) has a chance in the TN legislature. It will probably die in committee. Second, the general law defining TN Whiskey has only been on the books for a year, so it's a bit disingenuous for Brown Forman to say that this is a huge setback. Third, it doesn't impact the way Jack Daniel's is made and it doesn't impact what can be made (only what you can call it). It's getting a lot of attention for a bill that's likely to have not much impact.