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
- Oaxacan in Memphis — Tennessee whiskey, Mezcal, Licor 43, Amaro, Honey syrup, Thyme tincture, Rosemary
- 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
- The Mason-Dixon — Tennessee whiskey, Bitters, Lemon juice, Orgeat, Egg white, Grade A dark amber maple syrup, Sage