Tim Piersant, left, and Joe Ledbetter, owners of Chattanooga Whiskey, sit inside their whiskey truck at the new Southside Chattanooga distillery in the former Turnbull Cone Baking building at 1400 Fort St. The owners of Chattanooga Whiskey are waiting to see if a bill is passed to allow local production of the spirit.
Photo by Dan Henry .
published Monday, April 15th, 2013
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NASHVILLE — State House debate on a bill that would allow whiskey distilleries in previously excluded places like Chattanooga sometimes took on the nature of an old-time bar room brawl before finally passing Monday night.