Most Popular Whiskey Brands
March 29, 2017
Chattanooga Whiskey Company
Tennessee Stillhouse, where Chattanooga Whiskey is produced, is making the first legal whiskey distilled in Chattanooga in 100 years. The company is literally rewriting laws in their town. Their options include 1816 Cask (113.6 Proof) and 1816 Reserve (90 Proof). The 1816 brand refers to the trading post established at the time, which later became Chattanooga, TN. If you’re ever in the area, stop in for a tour of their distillery.
Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye
We had a visit from Eddie Russell, a master distiller over at Wild Turkey Bourbon, a few weeks ago. To say that we were impressed is an understatement. Wild Turkey is crafted and cared for with knowledge that spans generations of work and experimenting. We especially love this small batch rye for its smooth taste. You can get the full behind-the-scenes story with Wild Turkey’s new Creative Director, none other than Matthew McConaughey here>>>
Crown is Canada’s best-selling whiskey and its popularity has spilled over into the United States as well. First created for the King and Queen of England in 1939, Crown Royal has made its mark in the whiskey industry. With its trademark cut-glass decanter style bottle and purple and gold bag, today’s Crown Royal is still crafted to the same standards as it was for true royalty. Their lines include several unique blends and flavors including the popular Crown Apple and Crown Maple.
Though its distilling began in Windsor, Canada, Canadian Club’s name actually came from the U.S. In 1880, the U.S. began requiring the country of origin on alcohol, thus the name Canadian Club was born (it was originally called Club Whisky). Once prohibition began in 1919, Canadian Club became one of the most smuggled whiskies in the U.S. After the era was over, sales skyrocketed and Canadian Club remains a popular whiskey in the United States today.
When John Walker began his small whiskey business out of his grocery store in the 19th century, it’s likely he never guessed where it would be today. Johnnie Walker has become one of the most gifted whiskies in the United States, and rightfully so. Each bottle is evidence of craftsmanship and generations of expertise.
The Old Standby
Ahhh, old Jack. He’s been the subject of many a song and many a story. If you’re from Tennessee, you probably know a thing or two about Jack Daniel’s, as its distilled right down the road in Lynchburg, TN. We’ve got quite the selection of Jack in our store, as well as plenty of other options for you to choose from.