Company Distilling, Master Distiller Jeff Arnett Announce Construction Of Their First New Distillery

| June 15, 2022

Company Distilling recently announced plans for the official grand opening weekend of their first newly-constructed distillery in Townsend, Tennessee, slated for July 8-10.

Throughout that weekend, guests will experience live music, enjoy a cocktail, and tour the facility. The full product portfolio for Company Distilling will also be available to sample, including their Straight Bourbon Whiskey that’s finished with maple wood. That inaugural product first hit shelves last November.

A statement from Company Distilling notes that since its founding in 2020, the brand’s goal was to create spaces where people can gather around and enjoy fine spirits. The company’s focus is people, places, and communities.

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Company Distilling’s interior (image via Company Distilling)

“Our initial vision for Company Distilling was to be more than just a whiskey brand,” said Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, formerly of Jack Daniel’s. “We envisioned being a full portfolio spirits company, and we had a collective group experience that I thought brought different areas of expertise to the table. We were stronger together, especially when we were thinking about doing more than just one thing. I think one of the greatest things about where we are is the freedom that comes from being a small, nimble group of people controlling our own destiny.”

Kris Tatum, Company Distilling president, said they are committed to living up to their promises. “We have high expectations and a team that collectively has years of industry experience. Our uncommon bond and friendships drive us to continue to make quality spirits that bring people together.”

Company Distilling partners with local businesses to provide a distillery experience that said to be unique to Tennessee’s Blount County.

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Maryville-based restaurant, Amici, will have a permanent menu at the distillery. The new restaurant space will be called “Amico,” which means “a friend” in Italian.

Chris Thompson, Amici chef and owner, said, “Food has consistently been a contributor to creating friendships and impactful impressions for our guests. It’s clear Company Distilling has similar goals of creating long-lasting relationships by bringing people together to share something they can all enjoy.”

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