The Tennessee whiskey is bottled intact and unfiltered. The visible result is a faint haze, a look that bespeaks to its authenticity and pedigree. The deep amber colored whiskey has a generous nose layered with vanilla, tobacco and baking spices before gradually developing the additional scent of a freshly cut lawn. The aromatics are genuinely enticing and effectively set up what is to follow. On the palate, the satiny textured whiskey warms the mouth with the long lasting flavors of cinnamon, dark chocolate, toffee and freshly shucked sweet corn. We should all be so fortunate to have someone like Benjamin Prichard in the family.
The Prichard Distillery is located in Kelso, Tennessee 30 miles west of the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg. The red brick facility is the brainchild of Phil Prichard, an industrious entrepreneur impassioned to continue a family legacy cut-short by Prohibition. Prichard comes from a line of distillers dating back to his great grandfather, and after years of experimenting in his kitchen and barn, he opened his distillery in 1997. Now the 3rd largest "legal" distillery in the state, its all-world range of artisanal spirits includes Benjamin Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey.