What is in Tennessee Whiskey?
Tennessee whiskey is a variety of whiskey that has been distilled in Tennessee from a minimum of 51% corn and was aged in new charred oak barrels. This liquor is a popular choice among whiskey lovers around the globe. Although Tennessee whiskey and bourbon may look alike, there are some differences between the two.
What is the difference between Tennessee whiskey and bourbon?
The main ingredients in these two liquors are the same. They are both distilled from at least 51% corn and aged in charred oak barrels to ensure a smooth, rich taste. The difference begins in the filtration process that occurs before they are aged. Tennessee whiskey is charcoal-filtered during a process known as the Lincoln County Process. In order to be classified as Tennessee whiskey, it must undergo the Lincoln County Process in Tennessee. Tennessee Whiskey has a more mellow taste than bourbon. You’ll enjoy flavors like caramel, vanilla, and toasted oak.
What do you drink Tennessee whiskey with?
This liquor can be enjoyed in many different ways. You can drink it on the rocks or straight up, or mix it with soda or ginger ale for a refreshing drink. Perhaps the most famous way to enjoy Tennessee whiskey is by mixing a shot with ice-cold cola. Check out our guide to learn how to drink whiskey like a pro.
Tennessee Whiskey drink recipes
Here are some delicious and simple Tennessee whiskey recipes:
- 1 1/2 ounces Tennessee whiskey
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 4 oz lemon-lime soda
- lemon slices for garnish
- Into a glass, pour in the whiskey, triple sec, and lemon juice.
- Top with soda
- Stir to combine and garnish with lemon slices.
- Serve and enjoy.
Tennessee Whiskey Mule
- 1/2 oz Tennessee whiskey
- 2 lime slices
- 10 mint leaves
- 3 ounces ginger beer
- Garnish with a lime wheel
- Muddle together the lime wedges with 5-6 mint leaves and add them to a glass filled with ice.
- Add the whiskey and top with the ginger beer. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with more lime wedges and fresh mint. Enjoy!