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Tim Piersant

Born in Chattanooga, TN, Tim graduated Chattanooga Christian School in 2000 and then attended Auburn University, graduating in 2004 with a bachelors in Communications.

At Auburn, Tim met his wife, Emily, while they were both art majors. They married in 2005, and moved to Chattanooga where Tim went to work in the family business until eventually founding Chattanooga Whiskey in 2011 alongside a former business partner.

From 2011 to 2021, Chattanooga Whiskey has grown into one of the finest craft Bourbon distilleries in the US, trademarking its own style of Bourbon/American Whiskey called Tennessee High Malt. Upon hiring Grant McCracken in 2014 shortly after a multi-year law changing campaign called Vote Whiskey, Tim, Grant, and other key team members developed the Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, the only stand alone bourbon distillery in the United States to now have produced over 360 Experimental barrels exploring hundreds of different recipes and specialty malts.

In 2017 Chattanooga Whiskey built the Riverfront Headquarters, where all labels in distribution are presently crafted, which are scaled up recipes from the Experimental Distillery.  Chattanooga Whiskey 91 and Chattanooga Whiskey 111 were launched in 2019, replacing the former MGP recipes in distribution. Today, those flagships along with Bottled-In-Bond, Rye, Barrel Finishing Series, and Single Barrels, are distributed in 14 states.

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