Our Distilling History in Thompson’s Station
Every story has chapters. The story of H Clark Distillery started with a challenge to go do something that few Tennesseans had ever done, which was to start a distillery. We wouldn’t trade those first chapters for anything.
In 2009, Tennessee was home to only three distilleries. In a state famous for its Tennessee whiskey, that number seems like an injustice. One of our founders, Heath Clark, felt the same way and took it upon himself to do something about it. He wrote and championed Senate Bill 1955 – the law that changed the legislation keeping the cork on Tennessee’s creativity. Now, craft spirits can flow freely in our state. And to that, we raise a glass.
In August of 2014, H Clark Distillery became the first legal distillery in Williamson County in over 100 years. H Clark Distillery officially became Company Distilling in 2020. The next chapter is equally as exciting as Heath Clark and his team in Thompson’s Station join forces with other ambitious Tennesseans to do something else unprecedented. Joining Clark in the venture are Jeff Arnett, former Jack Daniels Master Distiller, and Kris Tatum, former President of the Tennessee Distillers Guild and co-owner of Old Forge Distillery.