Former Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller will now be part of Company Distilling, a new distillery set to open in the fall of 2021 in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
According to a press release, the founders include Arnett; Kris Tatum, former president of the Tennessee Distillers Guild; Corey Clayton, a construction management professional; Heath Clark, founder of H. Clark Distillery; and Clayton Homes, CEO Kevin Clayton.
“In 2009, Tennessee was home to only three distilleries, but now craft spirits are flowing from many counties across the state,” Tatum said in a statement. “We’re proud to be a Tennessee distillery and stand behind our meticulously crafted spirits.”
Their first release? “It’s straight bourbon whiskey finished with maple wood to produce a sip like no other,” says Arnett. “It’s hard to believe it’s finally real. And it’s better than we ever imagined.”
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