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Middle Tennessee is Thirsty for Whiskey

This weekend's Tennessean was full of interesting details about the whiskey industry in Middle Tennessee, including the distilleries that make it and the bars that serve it.

It is only prudent that we discuss the spelling of whiskey before continuing.  The debate is real, folks.  This is a topic that has warranted discussion on blogs and articles all the way to the New York Times.

It would seem a generic rule of thumb is this:  countries with an "E" in their names, spell it WHISKEY (United States, Ireland) and countries without an "E" in their names spell it WHISKY (Japan, Canada, Scotland).

Several of our clients were mentioned in the articles, from Whiskey Nirvana to Give These Bars a Shot.

 

 

Head of Jesse James America’s Outlaw Beer Speaks out against Definition of Tennessee Whiskey

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.

Read the full article here.

 

 

Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 40 attorneys and offices in Nashville, Sumner and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 18 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.

Tennessee Whiskey Debate Turns to Battle Between Giants

Bone McAllester Norton attorney William T. Cheek III was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in what has become a battle between Brown-Forman’s Jack Daniel’s brand and industry giant Diageo. Bonelaw client Popcorn Sutton Distilling LLC is leading a group of craft distillers in efforts to make technical corrections to the state whiskey laws. Although technical, the corrections will be an enormous benefit for the craft distilling industry in Tennessee.

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Bone McAllester Norton PLLC is a full-service law firm with 37 attorneys and offices in Nashville and Sumner County, Tennessee. Our attorneys focus on 17 distinct practice areas, providing the wide range of legal services ordinarily required by established and growing businesses and entrepreneurs. Among our practices, we represent clients in business and capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, commercial lending and creditors’ rights, commercial real estate and development, governmental regulatory matters, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property strategy and enforcement, entertainment and environmental matters. Our client base reflects the firm’s deep understanding and coverage of today’s leading industry and business segments. For more information, visit www.bonelaw.com.