Fontanel is a huge 136 acre operation outside of Nashville, Tennessee that includes an Inn, Café, Concert area, zip lines and opening very soon Prichard's Distillery. www.fontanelmansion.com . Their second Tennessee distillery will open at Fontanel in the spring of this year. Five generations ago in 1822, Grandaddy Benjamin Prichard of Davidson County, TN left his still, tubs, utensils and techniques of the craft to his son Enoch. Suffice it to say that long before they became a “legal” distiller, the Prichard family was known to make the best whiskey in the area. 15 years ago, descendant Phil Prichard opened Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, TN, restoring a lost art form and producing some of the finest tasting rums and Tennessee whiskey in America.
"This huge undertaking will give Prichard's a great place to show their fine spirits to a very
large audience year round. The new facility will be modern and have a tasting room and gift shop for you to learn about the fine quality spirits available from this historical distillery.
“We have long wanted to partner with a craft distillery here at Fontanel, and until meeting the Prichard team, just could not find partners who would fit in with our historical area. We are beyond delighted with what the future holds for our two companies and the co-promotional opportunities the partnership represents.”
I am looking forward to being able to head up to Nashville and visit the new digs and see how the operation has moved into the modern era from it's historic past. The Prichard's have worked hard to perfect their craft as spirit distillers and I'm pleased to see this happening for them.
If you are in the area keep an eye out for the opening date for this really interesting destination at Fontanel. ;o)