Tennessee whiskey documentary and tasting happening tomorrow at Birthplace of Country Music Museum

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) — The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in downtown Bristol will show a documentary about Tennessee’s long history of producing liquor. The documentary titled “Straight Up: Tennessee Whiskey” was the winner of Best Documentary Short at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival. The documentary follows the history of Tennessee from the hills of moonshine-making to modern liquor artisans in the city.

The writer and director of the documentary, Eric Byford, will be present to answer questions about the film.

The event is part of the Museum’s special exhibit “Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones.” The exhibit chronicles manufacturing traditions in Tennessee over the past 2 ½ centuries. The Museum says the diverse panels and artifacts highlight the history of manufacturing in Tennessee, while also featuring a huge variety of the industries and companies that were once found – or still exist – throughout the state, including several local manufacturers.

The screening will be at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 p.m. The showing is free to the public.

After the screening, Adam Blankenship – proprietor of Whiskey Rebellion , a soon-tob-be-open downtown business, will be leading a whiskey tasting at the museum. The tasting will feature a variety of whiskeys, including a rare bottle of George Dickel and a selection from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

You must be over 21 to take part in the tasting, and tickets are $5 and must be purchased at the door.

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