Tennessee Drink Recipe

  • 2 1/2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz marachino liqueur
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • ice

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Tennessee Mixed Drink Recipe Directions

  1. add ice to drink shaker
  2. add rye whyskey
  3. add marashino liqueur
  4. add lemon juice
  5. shake well
  6. add ice to old fashioned glass
  7. strain into glass
  8. you can also make this without the shaker, stir well

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History Of Tennessee Whiskey
tennessee whiskey barrelsAmerican whiskey is commonly divided into six categories; Bourbon, Tennessee, Rye, Wheat, Corn and Blended whiskey. The categories are mainly motivated by differences in the type and amount of grains used during the mashing but there are also differences in e.g. storage time.

Tennessee whiskey is generally similar to bourbon, in that it is composed of a mash of 51 – 79 per cent corn, or maize, and is aged in new, charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years. Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage distilled from grain, often including malt, which has then been aged in wooden barrels. 19th century Bourbon is an American form of whiskey made from at least 51% corn, or maize, usually 70%, with the remainder being wheat and/or rye, and malted barley. The amount of corn is set in U.S. trade law.

The difference between Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey is that Tennessee whiskey must undergo the Lincoln County Process. This process requires that the whiskey be filtered through an approximately 10 foot thick layer of maple charcoal. This step is considered to give the whiskey a distinctive flavor and also makes it unusually mild. The process itself is named for Lincoln County, Tennessee, which is where the Jack Daniel’s distillery was originally located. In 1871, the Jack Daniel’s distillery, and the surrounding area became part of the newly created Moore County. The Lincoln County Process is a process used in making Tennessee whiskies such as Jack Daniels and George Dickel.

Presently, there are only two brands of Tennessee whiskey: Jack Daniel’s and George Dickel. Make yourself a Tennessee Drink from the above recipe and enjoy the taste of a great Tennessee Whiskey

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