Benjamin Prichard’s Tennessee Whiskey is distilled in the style of the traditional Tennessee whiskey like our fifth generation grandfather Benjamin made way back in the early 1800’s. He made his whiskey in Davidson County, Tennessee from white corn in a pot still. White corn, having a higher sugar content than yellow corn, brings a note of sweetness not common with other bourbons and Tennessee whiskies. Our famous neighbor up the road has had a bill introduced to the Tennessee State Legislature that will require that Tennessee Whiskey will have to be charcoal mellowed according the Lincoln County Process. Though we are located here in Lincoln County, we sought and received an exemption from the bill. Benjamin Prichard’s Tennessee Whiskey is not charcoal mellowed!
Malt AdvocateAlthough the Prichard distillery is located in Lincoln County, it has a special exemption from using the Lincoln County Process and isn’t charcoal filtered. The nose reflects that with bright aromas including caramel, cinnamon, and oak. The entry is sweet caramel corn followed by soft cinnamon and black pepper with a boost from some oak. A medium, slightly dry finish completes a very flavorful but still extremely easy-drinking Tennessee whiskey. This is the crown jewel of the Prichard distillery line. Reviewed by: Geoffrey Kleinman