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Jug Creek Distillery finds success in Wilson County

Jacob Smith • Sep 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Anyone in Wilson County who’s looking to buy locally distilled whiskey and other drinks now has a place to go.

The Jug Creek Distillery in Lascassas is the first and only distillery in Wilson County.

Kyle Luttrell, of Adamsville, and Heath Frazier, of Lebanon, started the distillery in January.

“I was a home beer brewer and wine maker, and that was just a passion,” said Frazier. “Then it took off more into distilling, and I started just basically learning the distilling industry.”

At 1049 Oregon Road on the border with Rutherford County, the distillery includes a store as, well as an event area with a pond and wildlife.

“We wanted to give more of an agro-tourism style to our business,” said Frazier. “It put us sort of centralized between Wilson and Rutherford county and sort of in a nice, convenient location.”

Events are held at the location, including live music, viewing parties and even weddings.

“We have a lot of local little neighborhoods in this area that are huge supporters of ours,” said Frazier. “We’re always trying to do something out here from having music groups to some type of entertainment out here throughout the weekend.”

At the store on location, visitors can buy any of the drinks that are distilled on sight, as well as cocktails.

“We do a little bit of gin, vodka, liqueurs and whiskey,” said Frazier.

The distillery is also now a part of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a membership organization that started in June.

The trail consists of 25 distilleries across the state where visitors can collect stamps. Those who collect all 25 stamps receive a commemorative gift and their name listed at tnwhiskeytrail.com.

 

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