Tennessee whiskey is a type of Bourbon whiskey made in Tennessee. Legally, both NAFTA and Canadian law treat Tennessee whiskey as Bourbon, but both note that it comes from Tennessee. There are currently four brands of Tennessee whiskey on the market: Jack Daniel's, George Dickel, Collier & McKeel, and Pritchard's.
Some Tennessee whiskies go through what is called the Lincoln County Process, where the whiskey is filtered through many feet of hardwood (usually maple) charcoal. Jack Daniel's, George Dickel, and Collier & McKeel undergo this step, with adds a charred flavor to the whiskey, but reduces impurities and smooths the spirit. Pritchard's does not.
Some popular cocktails containing Tennessee whiskey
- Leap Day — Tennessee whiskey, Pear liqueur, Bitters, Cinnamon syrup, Maraschino cherry
- The Mason-Dixon — Tennessee whiskey, Bitters, Lemon juice, Orgeat, Egg white, Grade A dark amber maple syrup, Sage
- Brown Bomber — Tennessee whiskey, Aromatized wine, Suze, Lemon peel
- Fatigue — Tennessee whiskey, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Grapefruit peel
- Tennessee Winter — Tennessee whiskey, Orange liqueur, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters
- Myrtle — Tennessee whiskey, Aromatized wine, Allspice Dram, Peychaud's Bitters
- War of the Roses — Rye, Tennessee whiskey, Campari, Peychaud's Bitters, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Grenadine
- Oaxacan in Memphis — Tennessee whiskey, Mezcal, Licor 43, Amaro, Honey syrup, Thyme tincture, Rosemary
- O'Gara — Tennessee whiskey, Tawny port, Cynar, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
- Safe Kicker — Tennessee whiskey, Oloroso sherry, Bitters, Cherry, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Apricot preserves, Egg white