By the numbers
Staff: 7 full-time Total investment: Less than $1 million Size: 2,400 square feet including production, retail and tasting experience, 2,000-foot outside patio Top investors: Tim Piersant, Lamp Post Group, and an ownership group of a dozen other investors Whiskey experience: Retail, distilling, tour and tastings Hours: Open seven days a week, hours yet to be announced. Open date: February Source: Tennessee Stillhouse
Galvanized by a rising tide of popular acclaim, Chattanooga Whiskey Co. altered an ancient Tennessee liquor law and rounded up support from local politicians and investors on their mission to build a monster distillery and tourist attraction in the Scenic City.
But their efforts hit a roadblock when their first- and second-round picks for a distillery site proved unsuitable or structurally unsound. The once-raucous business quieted down and regrouped.