I am resurrecting an old topic we discuused many moons ago regarding early Tennesse whiskys. A fellow SB member offered up a bottle of Tennesee Walker for the Gazebo activities in Houston this week. In previous discussions regarding this brand, it was thought to be a blended whisky from Dickel. I also recall the brand didn't last long because of trademark/copyright et al issues.
But this one is different. This one is wrapped in a tissue/box and the label says "Tennessee Walking Horse 'reg brand' Sour Mash Whisky"......"Mellowed through a 10 foot depth of sugar-maple charcoal at the time of distillation". It comes in a fancy bottle with a horseshoe/horse/four leaf clover molded into the back of it. A small label says "Xported From Tennessee".....the E is missing. It's a 4/5ths quart at 86.8 proof. Bottle appears to be stamped "69". Apparently not a blend.
The label also says "Bottled By Tennessee Walker Distillery Company, Turkey Creek Road, Moore County, Tenn." Right under that in small print is "No Connection With Any Other Distilling Company Of Similar Name".
There is a Turkey Creek Road in Moore County, Tenn. It sits approximately half way between Jack and Dickel. So I question the source of the whisky....is it from Dickel whisky or is it a Schenley brand sourced from some other distillery?