Sugarlands Distillery Reveals Experimental Whiskey Agenda

Sugarlands Distillery Plans Big Experimental Whiskey Undertaking

Many craft whiskey distilleries are content to just create a small batch rye and/or bourbon before calling it a day. Others, such as the popular Corsair distillery out of Tennessee, take a more kitchen sink style approach with a crazy range of whiskey varieties. Joining them now in this multi-experimental approach is another Tenn. operation known as Sugarlands Distilling.

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The Sugarlands distillery, through its new “Whiskey Project,” said recently it aims to craft a whole bunch of “experimental small-batch aged whiskeys” which will employ traditional and modern distilling methods, varieties of barrels for aging and “distinctly unique” mash bill recipes. How this plays out in terms of bottlings, according to the distillery, is that

standard grains such as corn, rye, and malted barley along with heirloom grains like millet, oats, and sorghum will be used—as well as an array of unique ingredients like hops, smoked and chocolate malts. The company has also begun the long-range production of true, time-honored Tennessee whiskey.

At first the releases from this project look like they will be pretty young as it is expected they will be made available starting as early as next year. In addition to this whiskey endeavor the distillery noted it is “expanding its production footprint to include more distilling capacity and storage space for future development. ”

“We have always been extremely passionate about whiskey and have spent our lives appreciating heritage brands and discovering new innovators in the industry,” said Sugarlands head distiller Greg Eidam in a statement. “Now it’s our turn to put our best foot forward based on all we’ve learned, and we want to take everyone along for the ride. That’s what The Whiskey Project is all about.”

Sugarlands, by the way, is perhaps best known to white whiskey fans for its range of Sugarland Shine moonshine style expressions, some of which come in some rather offbeat flavors.