Master Distiller Leaving Local Company
John Lunn, who has been the master distiller of George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey since 2005, will take up the same role at Popcorn Sutton Distilling in Newport, Tennessee.
George Dickel, a British owned company located in Tullahoma, TN has led a heated legislative fight seeking to overturn the state’s newly established legal definition for Tennessee whiskey. The 2013 law was enacted at the request of Jack Daniel’s, which is owned by global rival Brown-Forman Corp. of Louisville, Kentucky with a distillery in Lynchburg, TN
Those rules require whiskey to be filtered through sugar maple charcoal before aging in unused white oak barrels.