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Company Distilling Launch Party



Story by Gay Lyons with photography by Big Slate Media

RT Lodge was the setting recently of the announcement of the new Blount County distillery, Company Distilling. With locations slated to open in late 2021 in Townsend, Thompson Station in early 2022 and Alcoa in winter of 2022, Company is sure to become one of Tennessee’s premier whiskey and bourbon makers. Company founders include former Jack Daniel’s master distiller Jeff Arnett, former president of the Tennessee Distillers Guild Kris Tatum, construction management professional Corey Clayton, founder of H. Clark Distillery Heath Clark and Clayton Homes CEO Kevin Clayton.


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