Established in 2011, Pennington Distilling Co., formerly known as SPEAKeasy Spirits, is an artisan distillery nestled in the historic Nations neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee.
Whisper Creek® Tennessee Sipping Cream® is our flagship brand. Recognizing niches as well as creating new categories such as Tennessee Sipping Cream® helped and continues to help us build a unique and highly sought after portfolio.
Here at Pennington Distilling Co., we also produce Pickers Vodka, Pennington’s Flavored Rye Whiskeys, Crafted Cordials and Davidson Reserve Fine Tennessee Whiskey. Our production is of the highest quality and orchestrated by a team that knows, appreciates and understands our city and consumer base. We officially announced our name change and harvested Davidson Reserve Tennessee Rye Whiskey on October 17th, 2017 at our distillery. This three year single barrel is distilled from 100% white cereal rye whiskey marks our first whiskey release under the new distillery name. Since then, we have released Davidson Reserve Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey which is a blend of our 3 different whiskey receipes.
In addition to producing our own brands, we offer private labeling, bottling, rectifying and processing services to the alcohol beverage industry.
Carnton Plantation was built in 1826 by former Nashville Mayor Randal McGavock. His son John inherited the property after his father's death, and lived at the plantation with his wife Carrie Winder and their children. On November 30, 1864, the plantation became the landscape of the Battle of Franklin, the bloodiest five hours of the Civil War, and in the months following served as the largest field hospital in the area for the wounded Confederate soldiers. In 1866, two acres of the plantation were dedicated to a cemetery for the nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers that died during the Battle of Franklin.
150 years after the bloody battle, the legacy of Carnton Plantation lives on, and Battlefield Bourbon has been created to honor the important history of the Battle of Franklin. As bourbon aficionados know, the distillery process includes the addition of water to the matured bourbon as it is withdrawn from the barrel. The water used for the creation of Battlefield Bourbon is fresh spring water from the battlefield in Franklin. The bourbon is incredibly small batch, limited to only 1,864 bottles.