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National Happy Hour Day

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National Happy Hour Day

Ah, Happy Hour. Our two favorite words and our favorite time of the day at Old Tennessee Distilling Company. That beautiful time with friends, co-workers, or anyone who will join from 5-7 p.m. is what gets us through our workdays. Whether it’s heading home and pouring a glass of wine with your partner or heading to your favorite local spot with friends sipping beer and eating wings, happy hour has become a ritual and tradition for many Americans.

We have the U.S. Navy to thank for their service and for giving us Happy Hour. In early 1913, a group of homemakers called the “Happy Hour Social” organized semi-weekly smokers onboard the USS Arkansas. Soon enough, the crew of Arkansas started referring to their regularly scheduled smokers as “Happy Hours”. These hours included entertainment like boxing matches, music, dancing, and movies. By the end of World War I, the practice of holding Happy Hours had spread throughout the entire Navy. In 1959, a “Saturday Evening Post” article popularized “happy hour” for everybody outside the Navy. The article called The Men Who Chase Missiles made happy hour a popular term for the American masses and created the American way to relax after work hours.

Usually, Happy Hour includes deals on drinks. Most people prefer drinking during those happy hours because you get drinks for so cheap, and it is a great way to end a long day of work. One way you can celebrate National Happy Hour Day, especially during these COVID times, is to invite your friends over for drinks or do a virtual happy hour on Zoom. Grab some booze from your favorite people at Old Tennessee and create cocktails with friends after work. Another way to celebrate Happy Hour is to do a free tasting at Old Tennessee’s Distillery. We will give free tastings to anyone who walks through the door (and can prove that they are old enough to drink, of course), so why not save tons of money on National Happy Hour Day by drinking free, and might we add, delicious, alcohol?

We love any excuse to sit back, relax, and have a drink, and we invite you to do that with us on November 12th for National Happy Hour Day. Visit our website today for more information on our free tastings! 


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