Home to Chattanooga Whiskey, the Tennessee Stillhouse Micro-Distillery became the city’s first legal distillery in 100 years. The company worked for several years to help repeal Prohibition-era laws outlawing whiskey production in Hamilton County. While developing a full-scale distillery in Chattanooga, the owners thought a micro-distillery would help maintain the brand’s positive momentum while achieving their goal of distilling whiskey in Chattanooga.
The micro-distillery, located across the street from the historic and iconic Chattanooga Choo-Choo in the city’s booming Southside district, serves as a destination where visitors can learn about the process of making whiskey and taste – and purchase – the results. Built within an existing historic building, the storefront entry serves as a shop as well as the starting point for tours of the distillery, which has a 100-gallon pot still used for experimenting with new and innovative recipes. After the tour, which includes a stop in the basement barrel storage, guests are ushered to the bar for a tasting. The tasting room aesthetic reflects the company’s personality and goal of creating a great experience. For larger events, the owners open glass garage doors to expand the bar to a courtyard created by removing the 30 feet of roofing from the rear of the building. Our team worked very closely with the great craftsman at Haskel Sears Design and Construction in the design and build out of this great space.
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