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Tennessee Whiskey Trail Hosting Middle Tennessee “Whiskey Week” May 12-23

Second annual celebration of Tennessee spirits and culinary scene

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail is hosting its second annual “Whiskey Week” this May and taking the celebration statewide, including a week of events and promotions paying homage to Tennessee’s spirits, cuisine and culture in Middle Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee’s Whiskey Week will take place from May 12-23, packed with events like distillery tours, live music, and local cocktail and food specials at participating restaurants. There will also be several ticketed Master Distiller-Chef dinners, where chefs at select Middle Tennessee restaurants will create customized menus based on a Tennessee spirit brand. This celebration will be a chance for Tennesseans and tourists to experience the Trail and savor the state’s native spirits through four key areas: culinary, cocktails, competition and activations at the Trail’s member distilleries.  

This year’s signature event, Top of the Rocks, will be a “Chopped”-style cocktail contest inviting mixologists to experiment with bold flavors and state spirits to create prize-winning concoctions. Top of the Rocks will be hosted at Acme Feed & Seed in Nashville on Sunday, May 19.

Visitors can find details on participating partners, discounts and a full list of events at


May 3

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: PostModern Spirits, Tennessee Legend Distillery, Company Distilling and Roaring River Distillery at Wildwood Resort & Marina

May 4

·        Cornbread & Moonshine Festival in Granville, TN, 12-4 p.m.

May 13

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: Nashville Barrel Co. at Saffire at The Factory at Franklin

May 15

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: Jack Daniel’s, Prichard’s Distillery and Big Machine Distillery at The Chef & I

May 16

·        O’ Be Joyful Whiskey-Tasting Event featuring Leiper’s Fork Distillery

·        Master Blender-Chef Dinner: Uncle Nearest at The W Hotel 

May 17

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: Leiper’s Fork Distillery, Chattanooga Whiskey and Gate 11 Distillery at The Southern Steak & Oyster

May 18

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: Leiper’s Fork Distillery and Gate 11 Distillery at 1799 Kitchen at Harpeth Hotel

·        Old Glory Distilling Co.’s Whiskey Week Party at Old Glory Restaurant & Silo Park

May 19

·        Top of the Rocks, a Tennessee spirits cocktail competition at Acme Feed & Seed, 2-5 p.m.

May 21

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: Leiper’s Fork Distillery and Old Dominick Distillery at The W Hotel

May 23

·        Master Distiller-Chef Dinner: Jack Daniel’s and Lodge Cast Iron, at Jack Daniel’s BBQ Hill

East Tennessee’s Whiskey Week will be May 3-11, and West Tennessee’s Whiskey Week will be May 20-25.

About Tennessee Whiskey Trail

Where the whiskey meets the road. Six years ago, the Tennessee Whiskey Trail was launched by the Tennessee Distillers Guild as a celebration of our state and its signature spirits. Today we host more than 30 stops across the state, offering a taste of Tennessee and a road map for adventure. Visitors to the Trail can soak up the sights and sounds that have been shaped by Tennessee whiskey, whether stopping by for a sip or making a weekend of it. For more information, visit and Tennessee Whiskey Trail’s Instagram.

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