Nashville Craft Distillery Launches its First Whiskey

Nashville Craft today announces the release of its first whiskey: Nashville Craft Original Bourbon Whisk(e)y. 

NASHVILLE, Tennessee –  Nashville Craft today announces the release of its first whiskey: Nashville Craft Original Bourbon Whisk(e)y.

This made-from-scratch wheated bourbon (60% corn, 30% wheat, 10% malted barley) is the first launched on the Nashville Craft label. The first barrel is available in a limited release of 750ml signed, numbered bottles starting Saturday, May 11. Meet the distillers from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the distillery tasting room, 514 Hagan St.

Many paths exist for building a successful distillery, and Nashville Craft’s was not an easy one. Built on the idea of creating distinctive small-batch spirits from scratch, Nashville Craft’s traditional approach to whiskey-making takes patience.

Distilled and bottled in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, Nashville Craft Original Bourbon Whisk(e)y was handmade by Nashville Craft’s distilling team: founder and scientist-turned-distiller Bruce Boeko and distiller/certified executive bourbon steward Rachael Sykes. Nashville Craft’s first hire, Sykes has been with the company since production began in March 2016 and is one of a growing number of women distillers.

Nashville Craft Distillery, registered as a company in 2013, began production in March 2016 in the thriving Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The distillery’s first product was a sorghum-based specialty spirit, Naked Biscuit, produced from 100 percent pure sorghum syrup from Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill, located midway between Nashville and Knoxville. A barrel-rested version of this spirit, Golden Biscuit, was released in December 2018. Crane City Gin, using local wheat, and Nashville Honey Spiced Honey Liqueur, using local honey, round out the portfolio.

Nashville Craft, a member of the Tennessee Distillers Guild and an inaugural stop on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, features a tasting room, cocktail service and tours that focus on the science of distilling, in keeping with its founder’s background.


Contact: Linda Zettler Boeko, 615-512-4200