Nashville Craft Distillery
Nashville Craft creates craft spirits with Jim Massey and Darren Briggs for their Fugitives Spirits brand: a celebration of Tennessee local agricultural tradition and craftsmanship. Grandgousier Tennessee Whiskey is a true taste of Tennessee terroir – an exceptional, unique, and rare small batch whiskey. It starts with local, sustainably grown heirloom “Hickory Cane” corn. We mash, ferment and copper-pot distill our heirloom corn with the finest malted barley in small batches, then filter it through our own handmade Tennessee Sugar Maple charcoal, a method known as “The Lincoln County Process” that defines Tennessee Whiskey.
Crane City Gin
Nashville is booming. As we drive to our distillery for work, we take in a city skyline that been transformed in recent years with new high rises and the cranes that help build them. The name of Nashville Craft's hand-crafted gin is a nod to our city's historic progress.
Unlike many gins, ours is made from scratch, starting with wheat and malted barley. Then we infuse our base spirit with seven botanicals and hand-distill it in our 250-gallon Vendome cooper pot still.
Here's a toast to Nashville with our hand-crafted gin, right here in Nashville's vibrant Wedgwood-Houston neighborhood. Welcome, all.
Fugitives Spirits' inaugural product is Manifesto Tennessee Nascent Whiskey. As with all products produced at Nashville Craft, Manifesto was cooper-pot distilled in small batches right here in Music City. This unaged whiskey began with organic locally grown grains, and was filtered through genuine Tennessee sugar maple charcoal, aka the "Lincoln County Process."
Don’t worry -- you’ll still have syrup for breakfast. But we’re taking some of the sorghum to distill for our first Nashville Craft product: Naked Biscuit.
Sweet sorghum cane has been grown in Tennessee for generations. Unlike sugar cane, it is well adapted to our state’s climate, making it an ideal ingredient to ferment and distill into a delicious, locally sourced specialty spirit.
Our inaugural batches were produced using 100 percent pure sorghum syrup from Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill, in the Tennessee hills midway between Nashville and Knoxville. For decades, the Guenther family business has kept up with the growing demand for sorghum syrup; Muddy Pond offers other products including barbecue sauce and honey. We’re proud to carry their traditions into our tasting room and our bottles.