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A surprise Burns Night interview here on Whiskey Lore. I had hoped to do an episode around the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, but the Whiskey Rebellion kinda took over (as rebellions will). But in honor of a poet with a passion for all things Scottish, I was approached by a whiskey distiller whose namesake's were poets with a passion for the land.
Listen as I talk with Fugitive Spirits co-founder Jim Massey about his whiskey, the inspiration of Vanderbilt University's Fugitives, and getting laws changed so he can benefit Tennessee agriculture by producing whiskey.
In this episode we'll discuss:
- Gypsy distiller
- Emphasizing Tennessee agriculture to bring craft distilling to the state
- Selling his dad on using the farm for distilling
- What about Tennessee whiskey?
- The Lincoln Henderson Angels Envy inspiration
- Doing what Jack Daniel's and Brown-Forman couldn't do
- How craft benefited George Dickel
- My poetry blind spot
- The Fugitives at Vanderbilt University
- Why the Fugitives?
- Artists in Nashville
- The Corsair Papa Smurf tie in
- What is meant by heirloom corn - talk about his varieties
- Playing with varieties of corn and mash bills
- Redbreast inspiration
- Tasting Grandgousier
- Elements that make a whiskey different from others
- How brains out do computers
- Dealing with COVID bumps and will there be a Fugitive's distillery or tasting room?
- The Tennessee Waltz and how it relates to what is in the bottle
- The Tennessee Tug
- Making your own Lincoln County Maple
- Why all the orange in Nashville?
- Where you can find the Fugitive Spirits