Via Casey Phillips, Chattanooga Times Free Press

CHATTANOOGA — A pair of entrepreneurs are bringing back a long-lost piece of Chattanooga history, 750 milliliters at a time. Chattanooga Whiskey Co. co-founders Josh Ledbetter and Tim Piersant are set to deliver the company’s first offering, 1816 Reserve, by mid-February.

According to records in the pre-Prohibition distillery database, Chattanooga once was home to dozens of distillers, producing rye and corn whiskeys with colorful names such as Old Tennessee Queen, Silver Leaf, Mountain City Corn Shuck and Big Chief.

Prohibition, which came early to Tennessee, spelled the end of most of those businesses by the early 20th century. Read More…