Multi-platinum-record-selling musician and head of Jesse James America’s Outlaw Beer, Jesse James Dupree, wrote an op-ed that appeared in Monday’s Tennessean regarding the ongoing debate over the definition of Tennessee whiskey. The battle recently flared up in the Tennessee state legislature, as distillers and lawmakers disagree about whether “Tennessee whiskey” should be defined by a recipe known as the Lincoln County method. Dupree’s plans to break ground for a Jesse James Distillery are on hold until a resolution can be made, and he contends this issue is a way of keeping up-and-coming distilleries from taking over market share.
Bone McAllester Norton’s Alcoholic Beverage Law team represents Dupree and his friend Michael Ballard, owner of Full Throttle S’loonshine.
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