MADE SOUTH Announces Inaugural Southern Whiskey Society Event


MADE SOUTH has announced the lineup of whiskeys and chefs to be featured at its inaugural Southern Whiskey Society event on Saturday, August 5, at The Factory located at 230 Franklin Road, Franklin TN 37064

An event for food and whiskey lovers alike, the Southern Whiskey Society will also feature the unveiling of the very rare Kentucky Owl bourbon available publicly for the first time at the event.

Tickets are on-sale now for the event that includes samples of whiskey from more than 30 regional distillers as well as tasting dishes from a variety of the South’s best chefs. Held at The Factory at Franklin from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m., the event benefits The Battle of Franklin Trust. General admission tickets are $97 while VIP tickets are $127, and can be purchased here.

Distillers sampling at the event will include:

Blanton’s of Frankfort, KY
Buffalo Trace of Frankfort, KY
Chattanooga Whiskey Co. of Chattanooga, TN
Corsair Distillery of Nashville, TN
E.H. Taylor of Frankfort, KY
Eagle Rare of Frankfort, KY
Four Roses of Lawrenceburg, KY
George Dickel of Cascade Hollow, TN
H Clark Distillery of Thompsons Station, TN
Heaven Hill of Bardstown, KY
High Wire Distilling of Charleston, SC
John Emerald Distilling Co. of Opelika, AL
Kentucky Owl from Harrodsburg, KY (VIP Hour Only)
Leipers Fork Distillery of Leipers Fork, TN
Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery of Nashville, TN
Old Weller Antique of Frankfort, KY
Prichard’s Distillery of Kelso, TN
Rabbit Hole Distilling of Louisville, KY
Russell’s Reserve of Lawrenceburg, KY
Sazerac Rye of New Orleans, LA
Six & Twenty Distillery of Piedmont, SC
Thirteenth Colony of Americus, GA
Virginia Distillery Co. of Lovingston, VA
Wild Turkey of Lawrenceburg, KY

Chefs featured at the inaugural event represent a cross-section of award-winning Southern chefs from across the country, including:

Annie Pettry of Decca in Louisville, KY
Cole Ellis of Delta Meat Market in Cleveland, MS
David Bancroft of ACRE in Auburn, AL
Jean Paul Bogeouis of Blue Smoke in New York City, NY
Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh in Charleston, SC
Jesse Morris of KillerChefs in Richardson, TX
Kelly Fields of Willa Jean in New Orleans, LA
Matt Bolus of 404 Kitchen in Nashville, TN
Scott Serpas of Serpas in Atlanta, GA

Founded by Nashville native and fourth generation Tennessean, Chris Thomas, MADE SOUTH brings together the best Southern makers, producers, craftsmen, artisans and more for its events held across the Southeast. Thomas works to curate the best goods found south of the Mason-Dixon line to show at these two-day events that bring together craftsmanship, food, drink, music and art, providing an all-inclusive and unforgettable experience. Also new to MADE SOUTH this year are event partnerships with Eat Y’all and Barrett Sovereign.

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