Spirit of Tennessee
Spirit of Tennessee
Dear Friends of Leiper’s Fork Distillery,
It is with immense pleasure and pride that we opened our distillery in late summer of 2016.
Williamson County, Tennessee has long been known for its rich cultural and geographical heritage. Many of our early settlers in this county were of Scots-Irish descent, having traveled west through the Cumberland Gap and over the Appalachian Mountains, from Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Many of them crossed these mountain passes with their stills on their backs, bringing with them the time-honored tradition of creating hand-crafted small batch whiskey. It is with this same spirit of independence, fortitude, and perseverance that we strove to bring Leiper’s Fork Distillery to life.
It is our aim to resurrect the lost history and heritage of small batch whiskey production in Williamson County. In a world of mass production and corporate fads, it is our goal to achieve long-term authenticity by using age-old traditions, paying attention to every detail, and carrying unquenchable passion for the whiskey we produce. To that end, Leiper’s Fork Distillery is creating high-end premium whiskeys using local ingredients and pure limestone filtered water, resulting in superior whiskeys with a signature taste.
Thank you for your time and interest in Leiper’s Fork Distillery. We are excited and honored to bring back this lost art and industry to a county that has always put its history and heritage at the forefront. Because of this, it is our pledge to our distilling forefathers and patrons to pour our heart and soul into every drop of whiskey we make from grain to glass.
Lee L. Kennedy, Proprietor & Distiller
Leiper's Fork Distillery is partnering with the community to bring back the history and heritage of small batch whiskey production to Williamson County.
We are crafting premium spirits using local ingredients and limestone filtered water to create a superior product with a signature taste. This has opened the door for Leiper's Fork Distillery to join an emerging niche of artisan distilleries who will never compromise quality or taste.
The Leiper's Fork Distillery will be characterized primarily by a low volume, low impact concept of production. This allows us added attention to detail in order to create our signature premium spirits.