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Crown Royal Blackberry Whiskey vs. Real Tennessee Blueberry Whiskey

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Crown Royal Blackberry Whiskey vs. Real Tennessee Blueberry Whiskey

Some might say it’s apples and oranges comparing two different whiskies flavored with different berries. Still, while we think Crown Royal Blackberry Whiskey is a good tipple, we feel our blueberry-flavored whiskey should take the top spot on the bar. Old Tennessee’s blueberry whiskey should be on your must-try list. Here’s why. 

Canadian Whisky vs. Tennessee Whiskey

Whiskey is a complex spirit that varies in distillation and flavor depending on where it’s from. Irish whiskey, Scottish whisky (Scotch), American whiskey, Canadian whisky, and Tennessee whiskey — from the heart of bootlegger country—each version has its unique character and flavor palette. 

Canadian whisky (like the Scottish, also spelled without the “e”) is often referred to as rye whiskey because, historically, distillers used rye grains to create the spirit. These days, Canadian whiskies tend to be a blend of grains, including corn and malted barley. A common practice among Canadian whisky distillers is to distill each grain individually, allowing each batch to develop its flavor profile before blending them to create the final whisky ready for retailer shelves. The spirits must be made in Canada and matured for at least three years in wooden casks to qualify as Canadian whisky.

Canadian whiskies tend to be light, mild, and slightly sweet in terms of flavor. 

Tennessee whiskey must be distilled in the state of Tennessee from grains consisting of at least 51% corn. Barley, rye, and wheat are also used, but corn is the mainstay of this breed of whiskey. By law, Tennessee whiskey must go through the Lincoln County Process, filtering the whiskey through layers of charcoal before it goes into new charred oak barrels for aging. Tennessee whiskey is steeped in history, and laws and regulations ensure the state’s distillers maintain our long tradition. 

Tennessee whiskey is smooth and clean. The harshness often associated with whiskey is dampened by the charcoal filtration process, and the corn base is more neutral than other grains. Thus, Tennessee whiskey can easily support other flavor additions, such as blueberry, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. 

The Versatility of Your Flavored Whiskey

When stocking up your bar, you want to ensure you’re ticking all the boxes. Is your spirit collection versatile for any type of drink? Can you make a wide range of cocktails from your spirits? Do you also have spirits you can enjoy straight or on the rocks? One of the best ways to achieve a well-rounded bar is to choose spirits that work well solo and in various cocktails. 

Some flavored spirits are simply more versatile than others. Overly sweet, strong, or extremely light whiskies don’t hold their own in cocktails compared to well-rounded, robust flavors that complement mixers instead of overpowering them. This is why we feel blueberry whiskey is a winner. 

Deep amber, with rich, smooth smokey, caramel notes, the Old Tennessee Distilling Company’s Blueberry whiskey balances sweetness with a robust whiskey flavor that works just as well over a couple of ice blocks in a tumbler as in a delicious summer cocktail

Choose Your Flavored Whiskey

Not limited to blueberry, we’ve crafted spirits in all types of flavors that’ll help you evoke summer beach days, Fall bonfires, springtime cookouts, or Thanksgiving dinner; our spirits suit every occasion. Visit our distillery and shop to choose from the wide selection of spirits, including moonshine, vodka, rum, and whiskey. 

The Old Tennessee Distilling Company is just off the I40 in Kodak, TN, and we’re ready to welcome you seven days a week.

Kent Merritt

Gatlinburg native Kent Merrit oversees the behind-the-scenes operations at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. He has over 35 years of manufacturing and business management experience and is passionate about developing and promoting businesses with exceptional products and excellent customer service. He invites you to pop in at Old Tennessee Distilling Co. for a free tasting of moonshine and distilled spirits. "Take a moment, take a sip, and get a taste for Tennessee."

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