Tue
Apr 20 2021
04:49 pm

Company Distilling announced today that the company will establish new operations in Blount County.

"The distillery's primary location and main manufacturing facility set to open in 2022 in Springbrook Farm, a master planned “city center” in Alcoa. The 20,000-square-foot refurbished building will include a tasting room and retail store along with family-friendly outdoor activities and entertainment on the property’s 31 acres.

There will be a Townsend location, which is set to open this year, and will include a 4,000-square-foot tasting room and outdoor space for activities

Company Distilling is a new distilling company built from the collaborative efforts of multiple people with a history of building distilleries, crafting spirits and bringing people together. The partners include former Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett, Kris Tatum, former president of the Tennessee Distillers Guild, Heath Clark, founder of H. Clark Distillery, Clayton Homes CEO Kevin Clayton and Corey Clayton, project manager for Vee Hollow Bike Trails."

60 new jobs and an investment of $20.2 million. It doesn't say how much the city, county, or state will contribute to make this project happen. The city, county, and/or state is having to build a road and add other infrastructure since there is none at this time. The site was an old Alcoa Aluminum Company plant that has lots of hazardous waste to be remediated.

Ha, ha, it is also just about across the "new" street from Alcoa High School.

Hope this is a good addition to the "master planned “city center” in Alcoa."

yellowdog's picture

Likely a good source of tax revenue

and local bourbon that is better than Jack will be welcome in some circles. They claim to want to source locally and pay well and hire a diverse staff. It is nice for someone to want to actually make something instead of just moving things around.

bizgrrl's picture

I agree. Clayton has been

I agree. Clayton has been good for Alcoa so far. Let's hope they continue to do so.

Treehouse's picture

Water?

Where will they get their water? It kept a brewery from coming in. Hope it's not from the Superfund site.

And isn't that a kind of a dumb name?!

R. Neal's picture

Just to be pedantic,

Just to be pedantic, "bourbon" is made in Kentucky. Tennessee makes whiskey.

(Traditionally, not technically or legally speaking.)

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