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Collaboration Makes Great Distillation

What is Collaboration?

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

-Helen Keller

Knox Whiskey Works is founded upon the principal of collaboration. Working together, eleven like minded and passionate people founded Knoxville, Tennessee's first legal distillery of the modern era. From our collaboration with Riverplains Farm and Valentine Mills for our Old City Heirloom Corn Whiskey, we have learned the value of working with our fellow artisans, craftspeople and farmers. With the concept of collaboration in mind, we developed one of the best selling spirits in our tasting room: Cold City Old Brew Coffee Liqueur!

The notion to make a coffee liqueur came early in our process of establishing the distillery. Our desire was to craft a coffee liqueur unlike anything currently on the market. However, as a whole we lacked the refined knowledge of coffee and coffee brewing to yield a high quality spirit. While we knew quite a bit about making spirits, coffee was something entirely different. To this end, we contacted our frie