Carey Bringle, owner of Nashville, Tennessee-based Peg Leg Porker Spirits announced the limited-edition release of his 8-year-old Tennessee Rye Whiskey in time for the holiday season.
Distilled and aged in Tennessee, the 105-proof offering features his signature Hickory Charcoal finishing process for a lightly smoky taste and the 95% Rye and 5% Malted Barley mash make-up delivers a peppery-smooth distinction. “This is our first release in three years,” explains Bringle. “We paid attention to every detail and the result was a finish that is more reminiscent of a 90-proof whiskey. Simply smooth. And as a Pitmaster, I wouldn’t be doing it justice if there wasn’t a smokey note. It’s expectedly unexpected.”
Peg Leg Porker Spirits are currently available in eight states, including Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Kansas, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with more on the list this year. “We only produced 1,200 six-pack cases,” Bringle said of the whiskey. “It’s going to be a hot commodity this holiday. We’re expecting that we’ll blink, and it will be gone—like a puff of smoke.” For a list of retailers, visit https://www.peglegporkerspirits.com.
In addition to the whiskey launch, Bringle has opened Pig Star, located inside the BNA airport, and Bringle’s Smoking Oasis in Nashville. Both restaurants have opened within the last 12 months. Fatbelly Pretzel Bakery & Deli, also in Nashville, is coming soon. What’s more, Bringle is building a new blending and bottling facility, Teal Hollow Distillery, which will be in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville, TN, and will be part of Peg Leg Porker Spirits brand.