New 46,000-square-foot facility ups production to 14 barrels a day
The NECA member, Adman Electric Inc.
and the IBEW Local 175
recently completed work on the Chattanooga Whiskey Co. distillery.
The micro-distillery currently produces one barrel per week at its Market Street location, but Chattanooga Whiskey will ramp that up to 14 barrels per day at a new, 46,000-square-foot facility under construction inside the former Newton Chevrolet building on Riverfront Parkway.
The new batches of whiskey at the new distillery will be based on experiments conducted at the Market Street location, officials have said.
Chattanooga Whiskey currently sells about 10,000 cases a year of whiskey in three states, Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina, according to co-founder Tim Piersant said. The micro-distillery can produce only about 2,500 cases annually, he said, which is "not even a quarter of demand."
“This additional location will provide us with the capacity to expand beyond our current three markets, building Chattanooga Whiskey into a more nationally recognized premium bourbon producer from Tennessee,” said Tim Piersant, founder and CEO of Chattanooga Whiskey.