Sugarland Distilling Co. gets largest pot still in the US

17,000 liters of whiskey mash can be distilled with it


The Sugarland Distilling Company invited to a "Pot Still Capping Ceremony" and introduced the planned $20 million distillery project with manufacturing center and warehouse in Kodak, Tennessee. After a barbecue, the guests had the opportunity to see the helmet of the future Sugarland Distillery still, which already gave a small impression of the size of the pot still. This is manufactured here on the premises and will have the capacity to distill almost 17,000 liters of mash.

Award-winning Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey

As one of the largest distilleries in Tennessee, the Sugarland Distilling Company, which is based in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, plans to produce its Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey here in the future. The company has been operating a craft distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee since 2014 and, in addition to rye, also produces moonshiner, rum and cream liqueur. Their rye whiskey is bottled twice a year and is always sold out shortly after it is released.

"Roaming Man Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey has won dozens of international awards, including 'Best Whiskey' from the American Craft Spirits Association in 2019 and the Double Gold from the San Francisco International Spirits Competition in 2021," said Ned Vickers, President and Founder of Sugarlands Distilling Co. "Featuring the largest copper pot still in the U.S. and set against the backdrop of stunning Kodak, Tennessee, we are looking forward to opening this new facility to our customers, partners and friends."

The Kodak distillery creates 40 new jobs

In total, the area of the facility is around 5,500 m2, of which around 3,000 m2 are used for the distillery and 2,500 m2 for the warehouse. The plan is to start production at the end of 2021 and then also offer sightseeing tours and tastings. The company welcomes more than a million visitors a year to the distillery in Gatlinburg. The Sugarland Distilling Company already employes more than 100 people. The new distillery in Kodak will create a further 40 jobs for burners, blenders, bottlers, programmers, maintenance staff and barrel warehousemen.

The construction of the Kodak distillery was made possible, among other things, by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. It was granted because the distillery supports the country's economy by using grain that grows in Tennessee.

Source and Image: Sugarland Distilling Company via pr newswire