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Davidson Reserve Recently Awarded Double Gold and Gold Medals at the 2021 San Francisco Spirits Competition and SIP Awards

Pennington Distilling Company, an award-winning spirits company, announces "The Davidson Reserve Blend Your Own Bottle Experience", a new sensory adventure for whiskey enthusiasts. Pennington Distilling Company’s Jeff Pennington, Owner and co-founder, Carter Collins, Master Distiller, along with a knowledgeable staff of blenders, guide the guests through their personalized adventure of blending their unique Tennessee, Bourbon, or Rye Whiskey from the aged barrels in our rick house. Jeff Pennington states “We are excited to offer this fun and personalized experience of blending your own bottle to the Davidson Reserve lovers locally and to visitors from across the U.S. It's truly the ultimate in-depth experience for whiskey connoisseurs as well as a great introduction to whiskey novices.” The Davidson Reserve's “Blend Your Own Bottle” Experience includes:

SAMPLING Guests choose sample selections of Tennessee Whiskey, Bourbon, or Rye that come from barrels chosen by Jeff Pennington and Carter Collins. These variations are the basis for building a personal blend. TASTING Guests taste each sample and record their impressions. The flavor wheel will assist in identifying notable tastes to build a flavor profile for each guest's palate. BLENDING Guests then blend their different combinations, building aroma, body, and finish into a personalized final blend. BOTTLING After designing the custom blend, a personalized bottle will await each guest at the end of the event. This one-of-a-kind blending experience is offered the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. CST. The event is limited to 24 guests. A private evening can be booked with the special events department. The cost of $200 per person includes the Blend Your Own Bottle experience, a self-guided distillery tour, catered hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a personalized engraved Davidson Reserve bottle. Guests may also purchase up to 5 additional bottles of their blend for $75 per bottle. For more information and booking, please visit

Davidson Reserve is the truest expression of what originally inspired the Pennington's to open a distillery in Nashville. It’s the first locally distilled six-year-old Tennessee Whiskey since Prohibition and is a reflection of Tennessee's heritage and history that connects us to a long (and storied) history of distilling alcohol in our home state.

Davidson Reserve joins the very small club of Tennessee distilleries that perform every function of the production process on-site. At our facility in West Nashville, we do everything except grow the grain, which is sourced locally from Renfroe Farms just up the road in Huntington, Tennessee. Davidson Reserve is one of the first distilleries in Tennessee to receive the sought-after "bottled-in-bond" designation since the laws were changed in 2009.

Pennington Distilling Company's Davidson Reserve is also a big winner with top medals from the coveted 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the 2021 SIP Awards.

2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Single Barrel

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Single Barrel

GOLD MEDAL, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey

GOLD MEDAL, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Rye Whiskey

2021 SIP Awards:

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey, Small Batch

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Whiskey, Single Barrel

DOUBLE GOLD, CONSUMERS CHOICE, & INNOVATION AWARD, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Bourbon, Small Batch

PLATINUM & BEST OF CLASS, Davidson Reserve Tennessee Bourbon, Single Barrel

About Pennington Distilling Company

Pennington Distilling Company was founded in 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee by husband-and-wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington. Located in the heart of their hometown, the Pennington's have personally crafted the finest in whiskey, vodka, and sipping cream.

By hand-selecting local farmers for the best non-GMO grain, and by remaining committed to “grain to glass“ processes employing unique and flavorful spirit recipes, the Pennington Distilling Company brands are not only fan-loved but also award-winning. The brands have garnered over 51 awards to date in competitions such as the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirits Competition, SIP Awards, Beverage Tasting Institute/ Awards, and the American Distilling Institute Awards.

For almost ten years, Pennington Distilling Company has worked diligently to bring the finest alcoholic beverages to the ever-changing and highly competitive spirits industry. The Pennington Distilling Company family of brands includes three proprietary mash bills: Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey®, Davidson Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey®, and Davidson Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey®. Davidson Reserve Four Grain® and Davidson Reserve Genesis® are both Tennessee Straight Bourbon whiskeys created by blending small batches of these mash bills together.

Pennington Distilling Company also produces Pickers Original Vodka® with additional fruit-infused flavors including Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Pineapple; Pickers Unplugged Vodka Soda® in assorted low calorie, zero carbohydrate, and gluten-free flavors; Pickers Crafted Cocktails® in assorted flavors; Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream® (Cream Liqueur made with Tennessee Whiskey) available in Original®, Mocha, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice; and Walton’s Finest Vodka®, which is named after Jenny’s father and made with 100% Tennessee red winter wheat.

For more information about the company, please visit

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, Pickers Vodka, Davidson Reserve Whiskey, and Walton’s Finest Vodka are registered trademarks. ©2020 Pennington Distilling Company. Pennington Distilling Co., Nashville, Tennessee. October 2020. Please Enjoy & Drink Responsibly * 21 + ONLY


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