Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey

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Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey
Prichard's Distillery in Kelso, Tennessee
Type Tennessee whiskey
Manufacturer Prichard's Distillery
Country of origin Tennessee, United States
Introduced 2003[1]
Alcohol by volume 45.00%
Proof (US) 90.0

Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey is a Tennessee whiskey produced in the community of Kelso, Tennessee.[2] Though it is the only distillery operating in Lincoln County (and its unaged whiskey is named Lincoln County Lightning), Prichard's is not produced via the Lincoln County Process.[3] Due to a special grandfathering exemption under a Tennessee law enacted in 2013, its Kelso plant is the only producer allowed to label its product as "Tennessee Whiskey" without using the process.[4][5]

The Kelso distillery was opened in 1997, making it the first new legal distillery to open in the state since Prohibition was repealed.[2][6] Prichard's second distillery opened May 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee, on Whites Creek Pike.[6][7] As of 2012, Prichard's was the only Tennessee whiskey on the market distilled in pot stills.[8] Prichard also markets a rye whiskey labeled Tennessee Rye Whiskey. All products are sold in glass 750ml bottles.

The whiskey brand is named after Benjamin Prichard, a man who the company says operated a distillery in Davidson County, Tennessee, in the early 1800s. The company's master distiller is Phil Prichard.[9]


  1. ^ "A whiskey fight in Tennessee". Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Prichard's Distillery". Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Argen, Debra C. "Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey". Luxury Experience. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Zandona, Eric (September 14, 2013). "Tennessee Whiskey Gets a Legal Definition". EZdrinking. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Public Chapter No. 341" (PDF). State of Tennessee. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "A spirited journey along Tennessee's Whiskey Trail". Retrieved December 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ Stravinsky, Amanda (January 9, 2014). "Tennessee Tourism Announces What's New For The State In 2014". The Chattanoogan. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ The Serious Eats Guide to Tennessee Whiskey, Serious Eats, April 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "About: The Story of the Crooked Neck Bottle". Benjamin Prichard's official website. Retrieved August 16, 2017. 

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