Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival

March 31, 2015 8:53 AM

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That's the plan for economic development in the northwestern Tennessee town of Trimble that's home to about 600 people.

Michael Ballard, the owner of the Full Throttle distillery, says the only thing standing in the way is what he calls the state's stuffy law restricting how spirits must be made so they can be marketed as "Tennessee Whiskey." Hard rocker Jesse James Dupree has put plans for another Trimble distillery...

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