McScrooge’s Will Host Tennessee Distiller for Tasting, Signing

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Dec. 22, 2015 - PRLog -- McScrooge’s Wine & Spirits will welcome Phil Prichard, master distiller and president of Prichard’s Distillery, for a special tasting and bottle signing Thursday, Dec. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to offer the community a chance to meet Phil, a true groundbreaker in the craft distillery industry,” said Brent Barnett, general manager of McScrooge’s.

Prichard started his distillery, based in middle Tennessee, in 1997, well before the craft distillery trend had taken root. Its first product wasn’t a whiskey, but a traditional American rum made from premium molasses. He heavily researched the 250-year history of rum, which was once the preferred spirit in the United States, and perfected his recipe prior to opening the distillery.

“I am looking forward to my visit to McScrooge’s Wine and Spirits to tell my story about how rum, not tea, forged the fires of the American Revolution,” Prichard said. “Rum, not whiskey, was America’s greatest export and source of revenue; rum made in over one hundred distilleries throughout the early American colonies.”

Over time, other products were added to Prichard’s Distillery, including liqueurs and a line of whiskeys. Attendees of the free event who are at least 21 years old will be able to sample several of its products, including Sweet Lucy, Sweet Lucy Cream and Sweet Lucifer liqueurs, as well as Prichard’s Fine Rum and Cranberry Rum. The distiller will be available for autographs.

“Autographed bottles from a regional distillery make for unique Christmas gifts,” Barnett said. “Prichard’s Cranberry Rum seems particularly appropriate this time of year.”

McScrooge’s is located at 307 N. Peters Rd. More information about the event can be found at the retailer’s Facebook page or by calling 865-691-6463.

Adria Amos
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