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Carlo DeVito

Tennessee Whiskey: How the Volunteer State Became the Center of the Whiskey Renaissance

Tennessee Whiskey: How the Volunteer State Became the Center of the Whiskey Renaissance

By: Carlo DeVito
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Tennessee Whiskey is devoted entirely to the quintessential whiskeys of Tennessee.

There is no questioning that Tennessee has a rich whiskey history. With a whiskey tradition surviving both the Civil War and prohibition, Tennessee proved early on that it would be a major player in the industry. But how did the Volunteer State become the center of the whiskey renaissance? In Tennessee Whiskey, spirits expert Carlo DeVito investigates the innovative and legendary whiskey pioneers who passed down distilling traditions from generation to generation. With a wealth of distilleries to traverse on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, DeVito honors the quality ingredients, fine craftsmanship, commitment, and character that make these whiskeys a world-class standard.

Inside you’ll find:

  •  A collection of over 100 varied distillery profiles
  • Fascinating interviews with master distillers
  • Stunning, full-color original photography
  • Detailed tasting notes for hundreds of expressions


From Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel to newer craft distilleries that are still aging their first barrels, this book is your comprehensive guide to the state’s renowned distilleries. Explore the origins and evolution of this craft and learn Tennessee’s spirited history with Tennessee Whiskey.

  • Contributor(s): Carlo DeVito
  • About the Contributor(s):

    Carlo DeVito is one of the most experienced wine, beers, and spirits editors in the world whose list of authors has included The Wine Spectator, The New York Times, Michael Jackson, Kevin Zraly, Clay Risen, Matt Kramer, Oz Clarke, Tom Stevenson, Howard G. Goldberg, Josh M. Bernstein, Stephen Beaumont, Ben McFarland, Jim Meehan, Salvatore Calabrase, William Dowd, and many others. His books and authors over the years have won James Beard, Gourmand, and IAACP awards. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain, and Chile. He is the author of Jiggers and Drams: A Whiskey Journal, and is the publisher of East Coast Wineries website which covers wines, beer, whisky, wine, and ciders from Maine to Virginia.

  • ISBN-13 9781646433797
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 8.95(h) x 6.3(w) x 1.55(d) inches
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