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Whisky Advocate: Jeff Arnett Unveils His New Tennessee-Based Whiskey “Company”

April 30, 2021

Jeff Arnett shocked the American whiskey world when he walked away from the master distiller’s role at Jack Daniel Distillery last September. Historically, Jack’s master distillers walk away into retirement, but Arnett departed from that tradition, announcing the launch of Company Distilling, a new venture located by the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee. The name “Company” was inspired by the idea of producing spirits “worth gathering over,” which are meant to be enjoyed in good company.

While production has yet to begin, the project will hit the ground running with a sourced expression—a wheated straight Bourbon with a toasted maple finish, made with liquid from undisclosed distilleries. This inaugural whiskey, simply labeled Company Distilling Straight Bourbon, will be bottled at around 45% abv. Whisky Advocate has the full story.

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