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VOL. 42 | NO. 49 | Friday, December 7, 2018

Nine years and 27 distilleries later ...

2009 law boosts distillers, creates new tourism draw

With legal battles behind them and hundreds of aging barrels ready to be tapped, craft distilleries statewide are part of a growing army of whiskey businesses poised to share their liquid gold and their houses of origin.

Whiskey Trail: From Memphis to the Smoky Mountains

The Tennessee Whiskey Trail has 26 distilleries across the state from the Tennessee Distillers Guild’s 30-member roster. These distilleries range from small, boutique-style operations to well-known distilleries that have been making legendary Tennessee Whiskey for generations.

State decides what is, isn’t ‘Tennessee Whiskey’

Amid the now-lauded legislation that allowed for the re-emergence of Tennessee distilleries was a smaller bill signed separately by Gov. Bill Haslam in 2013, and it redefined what constitutes a ‘Tennessee Whiskey.’

MY TAKE

Nashvillians seeing red from an island of blue

When I decided to move back to Nashville, everyone I told in New York seemed to approve of the destination. People had either been here and liked it, knew someone who’d been and liked it or wanted to come, expecting to like it.

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EVENTS

KMA Holiday Homes Tour & Luncheon. The Friday event features a Holiday Homes day tour from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. at five homes with a noon luncheon at Cherokee Country Club in between the tours. Tickets are available for purchase by members of the Knoxville Museum of Art. $95. Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike, Knoxville. Information

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UT SPORTS

Schofield's father almost missed son's once-in-a-lifetime moment

Anthony Schofield received a text message from his son, Admiral, last Thursday wanting to know if he would be at Tennessee’s big game against No. 1 Gonzaga the following Sunday in Phoenix. Anthony and his wife, Dawn, have tried to be at every event their children have participated in over the years. They want them to know they are loved and supported.

Rogersville to Costa Rica: Unlikely ride for Vol rower Davis

Jennifer Davis was nervous about moving to Knoxville.

COURTS

Knoxville attorneys make Super Lawyer list

Several Knoxville area attorneys have been named as 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers, an annual listing compiled by Thomson Reuters.

BRIEFS

Marathon will feature new courses, finish line

The annual event, which takes place March 30-31, was recently named best marathon in Tennessee by “Runner’s Goal.’’

NEWSMAKERS

KCDC honors staffers’ experience

Knoxville’s Community Development Corp. recently recognized employees achieving milestone anniversaries.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Schedule makers give Titans odd December

The Tennessee Titans seem to have caught a break with the latter part of the schedule – four home games in the month of December, and most of them against sub-.500 opponents. But a closer look reveals a hazard, a number of short-week games.

Titans in playoffs? Don’t bet on it

It is hard to think of the Tennessee Titans as a playoff contender given their season-long inconsistency.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

Time to step back, take new approaches to productivity

Round and round and round. That’s how your week goes. Monday morning up, breakfast, work, home, dinner, fall into bed, sleep, do it again ‘til Friday, like a five-day circle.

PERSONAL FINANCE

New credit scoring could help credit card-shy millennials

Millennials’ aversion to credit cards can make it hard for them to build good credit scores. A recently announced scoring system, the UltraFICO, may someday help them and other consumers get loans and credit based on how they use their bank accounts.

CAREER CORNER

Interviews can seem harder than the actual job

Have you ever had to do extra work in a job interview? One of my most intense interviews ever was at Target. I interviewed there after graduate school for a project management role. The process was unlike one I had ever seen up to then.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Insurance against depreciation? Not a bad idea

About 85 percent of new car buyers will use some sort of financing to pay for their vehicle, the credit reporting company Experian has found. If you’re such a buyer, you can expect that a car dealership will try to sell you gap insurance during your purchase.

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