I’d never been to Chattanooga before, but within the first day of my visit, I knew exactly what Chattanooga feels like. It’s almost as if there is a shared soul among the residents and business owners. Shops, restaurants, and buildings all speak in a similar way, and I enjoyed exploring the various sides of Chattanooga’s welcoming and artistic personality. Despite all the city had to offer, the Tennessee Stillhouse was my favorite taste of Chattanooga, hands down.
Owner and co-founder Tim Piersant and head distiller Grant McCracken were kind enough to give the ScoutLands team a one-of-a-kind tour, and, as someone new to both the city and to the world of whiskey, I got way more than I expected.
We entered from the street and drank in our surroundings while the woman at the counter helped a customer. My eyes were drawn to the shelves full of whiskey, glass bottles sparkling against what we would later learn is reclaimed wood from a local factory. The space is full of products and interesting decor but is not so busy as to be overwhelming. There was a perfect balance of things to look at and learn about, but plenty of space to stand and breathe too.