The second premium spirit in their exploratory portfolio is a Straight Tennessee Whiskey Finished with Apple Wood.
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2023
Townsend, Tennessee — Company Distilling announces the second release within its experimental product lineup, Tennessee Three Wood, a Straight Tennessee Whiskey Finished with Apple Wood. This is the second exploratory offering by Company Distilling, the first (Seismic Rye Single Barrel) was announced in November of 2022.
“Tennessee Whiskey was the logical next addition to our product portfolio. At 86.5 proof, we feel it is the perfect complement to our tasting lineup and brings some welcomed sweet notes to the spiciness of our rye,” said Founder & Master Distiller, Jeff Arnett. “The proof point (86.5) is the area code for the Knoxville area, which we think is a fun hidden fact and continues to create a sense of place for our products in East Tennessee.”
Tennessee Three Wood (86.5 proof / 43.25% ABV) has aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and golden raisins. The flavor is a subtle blend of sweet vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and plums, and a soft warm oak finish.
Mellowed through maple charcoal, matured in charred white oak, and finished with toasted apple wood, Company Distilling’s Tennessee Three Wood celebrates the whiskey-making heritage of Tennessee. Through the “Lincoln County Process,” this recipe explores some of the diversity of fruit and hardwood trees in Tennessee.
A decade ago, the State of Tennessee passed legislation that defined what could be labeled as “Tennessee Whiskey.” If you compare the points of this 2013 state law to the federal code for bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey cannot be made in just any U.S. state but must be made in Tennessee. It also adds one additional process requirement beyond bourbon, which is that the new make distillate must be filtered through hard sugar maple charcoal after distillation and prior to entry into the new charred oak barrel for maturation.
Company Distilling invites you to celebrate International Tennessee Whiskey Day on May 21st with the following opportunities to Gather AroundTM, meet Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, and purchase the newly released Company Distilling Tennessee Three Wood.
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – Dinner with Ellington’s Restaurant
Join good friends and good company for a 5-course paired dinner at Ellington’s Restaurant (Nashville, TN) with exceptional spirits from Company Distilling, a Tennessee Whiskey distillery. Your dining experience will be curated by Executive Chef Christopher Ayala and his culinary team with new dishes and offerings special for this spirit event. Save your seat for this guided experience, only to be found in the heart of Nashville on the 4th floor of the immaculate Fairlane Hotel. Company Distilling is giving away 2 tickets. To enter, visit Company Distilling Instagram or Facebook.
Friday, May 19, 2023 – Tennessee Three Wood available for purchase in Company Distilling tasting rooms in Thompson’s Station and Townsend, TN.
Reservations for tastings and experiences can be made online at CompanyDistilling.com. The premium tasting includes Tennessee Three Wood Whiskey Finished with Apple Wood, Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished with Maple Wood, and Seismic Rye Single Barrel Finished with Cherry Wood.
Saturday, May 20, 2023 – Tennessee Whiskey Trail Experience at The Ascend Amphitheater (Nashville, TN)
Join Company Distilling at the Tennessee Whiskey Trail Experience. Meet Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, sample and purchase the newly released Tennessee Three Wood, and listen to live music. Admission includes souvenir tasting Glencairn glass. Purchase tickets here.
Sunday, May 21, 2023 – International Tennessee Whiskey Day
Celebrate International Tennessee Whiskey Day at Company Distilling tasting rooms in Thompson’s Station and Townsend, TN. With a production area, bottle/retail shop, and bar with portfolio tastings and a signature cocktail menu, you can spend some time with your best of company.