I’ll let you in on a little secret. I occasionally get a little tired of drinking bourbon. I know, it’s heresy, but in addition to mixing up my own home cocktails I do like to settle in my easy chair with a snifter of something that wasn’t made in Kentucky. That’s why I was excited to hear about Grander, a Puerto Rican run that is being distributed here in Middle Tennessee by Athens.
Dan DeHart is the name behind the brand, and as a native Kentuckian, he definitely has a little bourbon flowing through his veins. But he didn’t want to get caught up in the “me too” game of marketing a new brown whiskey that would probably have to be purchased from another distillery and relabeled to get himself into the spirits game. Instead, he turned to the south to seek out a new and unique rum to bring to the market.
The result is (continue reading at Nashville Scene)