Tennessee whiskey is a type of Bourbon whiskey made in Tennessee. Legally, both NAFTA and Canadian law treat Tennessee whiskey as Bourbon, but both note that it comes from Tennessee. There are currently four brands of Tennessee whiskey on the market: Jack Daniel's, George Dickel, Collier & McKeel, and Pritchard's.
Some Tennessee whiskies go through what is called the Lincoln County Process, where the whiskey is filtered through many feet of hardwood (usually maple) charcoal. Jack Daniel's, George Dickel, and Collier & McKeel undergo this step, with adds a charred flavor to the whiskey, but reduces impurities and smooths the spirit. Pritchard's does not.
Some popular cocktails containing Tennessee whiskey
- Tennessee Winter — Tennessee whiskey, Orange liqueur, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters
- Safe Kicker — Tennessee whiskey, Oloroso sherry, Bitters, Cherry, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Apricot preserves, Egg white
- Appalachian (Hill People Milk) — Corn Whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, Coffee liqueur, Bitters, Corn milk, Orgeat, Lemon juice, Cocoa powder
- War of the Roses — Rye, Tennessee whiskey, Campari, Peychaud's Bitters, Grenadine, Orange juice, Lemon juice
- Fatigue — Bitters, Maraschino Liqueur, Tennessee whiskey, Grapefruit peel