City Council gives Chattanooga Whiskey the green light for distillery expansion

M.L. King facility could produce 14 barrels a day

Matt Rogers and Tim Piersant, CEO and co-founder of Chattanooga Whiskey Stillhouse, talk Aug. 17, 2015, at Chattanooga Whiskey Stillhouse.

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photo Drink samples made with Dr. Thacher's syrup are included in the tour at Chattanooga Whiskey Stillhouse.

photo Caleb Warren mixes a drink at Chattanooga Whiskey Stillhouse on Market Street.

Chattanooga Whiskey Co. has received the City Council's blessing to build a larger downtown distillery facility.

Plans call for the company to re-purpose the former Newton Chevrolet dealership site on West M.L. King Boulevard, where a 10,000-square-foot production space will make up to 14 barrels a day, each holding 53 gallons. The site will also include 2,000 square feet of office space, which will serve as company headquarters, and 4,000 square feet of future event space.