A few weeks back I posted a piece on a proposed rule change by the Tax and Trade Bureau on the term “barrel” with regards to spirits aging. In perusing these proposals, I stumbled across another little ditty dealing with Tennessee whiskey that I wanted to take a look at.
Tennessee whiskey is a style of whiskey that, like most whiskey styles in the U.S., has to follow some strict rules in order to use its moniker, though in this case they are only at the state level and not the federal. Below are the official rules outlined by the Tennessee government with a few additional comments by my buddy Rob Pinson, an alcohol attorney based in Nashville.
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