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Chattanooga Whiskey plans larger distillery in the heart of downtown

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A large building at the corner of Forth Street and Market Street is the proposed new location for Chattanooga Whiskey's headquarters. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press A large building at the corner of Forth Street and Market Street is the proposed new location for Chattanooga Whiskey's headquarters. Photo by Dan Henry/Times Free Press
CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

The three-story warehouse was too small to hold their dreams.

That's why the makers of Chattanooga Whiskey say they're scrapping a plan to build their distillery on the Scenic City's Southside, turning instead to a building that's twice as big, and which occupies a premium location in the middle of Chattanooga's tourist district.

There will be offices. A tasting room. A barreling operation. A bottle shop. And of course, a whiskey still, all packed into the 60,000-square-foot structure that they'll call the Tennessee Stillhouse. It will have a production capacity in the hundreds of thousands of cases per year, making it one of the larger craft distillers in the U.S., partners Joe Ledbetter and Tim Piersant say.

The four-story building in question, at the corner of Fourth Street and Market Street, isn't used for much of anything right now. But step out of the back loading dock onto Broad Street, and both the Aquarium and the new High Point climbing wall, also known as The Block, are just steps away.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press


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