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    Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    Legislation to allow wider distilling passes Tennessee General Assembly:
    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/ju...y-bill-passes/

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    Also looks like the folks in TN see KY's tourist industry growing because of the Bourbon Trail and they want a peice of it.
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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    I wonder if the existing distillers look upon these changes going on across the country as "good" for business...competition effects, quality pressure, more public awareness etc. or as something to be fought due to competition etc.

    If it passes in TN, a known whiskey state, then it could happen in many other states following the home wine making and microbrewery developments.

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    Corsair Artisan Micro Distillery (which I work for) is currently based in Nashville, but the distillery proper was opened in Bowling Green, KY because legislation in TN was so restrictive. Right now we are looking to open a second distillery location in Nashville alongside the one in Bowling Green.

    Our founders were in constant discussion with the legislators in TN to make sure this went through. There are several smaller guys looking to launch micros as soon as possible.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I wonder if the existing distillers look upon these changes going on across the country as "good" for business...competition effects, quality pressure, more public awareness etc. or as something to be fought due to competition etc.

    If it passes in TN, a known whiskey state, then it could happen in many other states following the home wine making and microbrewery developments.
    Something to be fought, would be my guess. Free market capitalism is always good but established companies may seek, through government action, to hobble or impede upstart competition, and that's never good.

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    http://www.examiner.com/x-2327-Drink...ebuting-Friday

    Article on Corsair.....Kickert, as with most artisanal distilleries I assume vodka and gin are usually first to be marketed due to the relative speed of production....what is a "red absinthe"?

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    ...what is a "red absinthe"?
    According to wikipedia:

    "Absinthe can also be naturally colored red using
    hibiscus flowers. This is called a rouge or rose
    absinthe. As of now, only one historical rouge
    brand has been discovered".

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    A red absinthe certainly adds to the uniqueness of the product and makes it stand out in the marketplace. A wise choice for an artisanal maker.

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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    I wonder if there was anything in that bill that would allow for JD to start selling their product on their premises?
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    Re: Ordinary Joe may be joining Jack and George

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    I wonder if there was anything in that bill that would allow for JD to start selling their product on their premises?
    Before this legislation the only counties in TN where you could operate a distillery were the ones where Jack and George were already set up. All this bill did was open that up to all counties that currently allow both package sales and liquor by the drink sales. As far as I know, no other changes were made.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

 

 

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