In 2009, Tennessee was home to only three distilleries. Heath Clark, founder of H Clark Distillery, was a key part of the conversation in the law changes that afforded us all the opportunity to get into the industry. The collective effort was led by the Tennessee Distillers Guild and the legislative body of the state of Tennessee. We worked hand-in-hand with our legislators, other members of the alcohol industry, and distilleries, large and small, to ensure parity.
Kris Tatum and Jeff Arnett worked tirelessly on the Tennessee Distillers Guild board as President and Vice President and are very proud of the results that came about during their time serving.