Prichard’s Distillery opened their first distillery in 1999 in the historic Kelso Tennessee schoolhouse. They opened their second distillery location at Fontanel in Spring 2014, complete with tours, gift shop and package store.

Five generations ago in 1822, Grandaddy Benjamin Prichard of Davidson County, TN left his still, tubs, utensils and techniques of the craft to his son Enoch. Suffice it to say that long before they became a “legal” distiller, the Prichard family was known to make the best whiskey in the area. When descendent Phil Prichard opened Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, TN, he restored a lost art form and produces some of the finest tasting rums and Tennessee whiskey in America.

Prichard’s Distillery at Fontanel will utilize a new French-style copper still, called an “Alembic Still”. Prichard’s will continue to apply their small-batch technique to the production of exceptional, handcrafted American spirits.

All of Prichard’s unique spirits are expressly handcrafted, with most being awarded gold medals and high ratings in national competitions. Most notably are Prichard’s rums, which have all won awards throughout the world as well as receiving praise by noted experts for their exceptional quality. Prichard’s Lincoln County Lightning is named in Southern Living’s list of the Best Legal Moonshine.

While visiting Prichard’s Distillery, feel welcome to sample from our exceptional line of handcrafted and traditionally authentic products; our highly rated, gold medal Double Barreled Bourbon will remind you of bourbon made over a hundred and fifty years ago; our traditional New England-style rums and our Tennessee Malt Whiskey are exceptional. Truly a visit to Prichard’s Distillery is like a step back in time.

4105 Whites Creek Pike

Phone: 615-454-5991

Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Latest News

Prichard’s Opens New Distillery at Fontanel. Fontanel Officially Unveils 4 Star Luxury Boutique Hotel: The Inn at Fontanel

*Grand Opening for both is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18* Over 500,000 Visit Fontanel Each Year prichards Nashville, TN (June 16, 2014) – Prichard’s Distillery, the first craft distiller founded in Tennessee in the past 50 years, will celebrate the grand opening of their second distillery on Wednesday, June 18 at Fontanel in Nashville. Prichard’s will host visitors at a log cabin converted to a tasting room and shop on the grounds of Fontanel, the former home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, and now a museum, hospitality and entertainment destination that welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year. The new Prichard’s production facility is adjacent to the log cabin tasting center and includes a 400-gallon Alembic copper still custom-designed by Vendome Copper and Brassworks in the style of French cognac.  It is the first still of its kind in Tennessee.   “Our new facility represents a significant expansion of our current distilling capacity and will allow us to keep pace with demand for our whiskies and rums,” states founder Phil Prichard. “Our Alembic still is an extraordinary piece of equipment made entirely to our specifications to enable us to experiment with a new line of small-batch brandies. It’s a dream come true to be based at the Fontanel Mansion, where visitors can discover so much of the true traditions of Tennessee.”   Established in 1997, Prichard’s is a family-owned business that has enjoyed continuous growth over the past ten years.  Five generations ago in 1822, Granddaddy Benjamin Prichard of Davidson County, TN left his still, tubs, utensils and techniques of the craft to his son Enoch. When descendant Phil Prichard opened Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, TN, he restored a lost art form and produces some of the finest tasting rums and Tennessee Whiskey in America. Inn at Fontanel small The Inn at Fontanel’s official Grand Opening will coincide with Prichards’ event on Wednesday. Originally built as the 2013 Southern Living Idea House, it was transformed into a 4-Star luxury boutique hotel after the conclusion of tours. There are six separate and unique suites guests can choose from in the five-structure estate connected by 2700 sq. ft. of deck and plush patios. The Great Room is the common gathering area for all guests and is connected to the kitchen and dining room, where complimentary breakfast is served form 6AM-10PM.   For more information about the new Prichard’s Distillery at Fontanel including requests for photography and interviews, please contact Helen Gregory, helen@gregorywhitepr.com, or call (718) 403-9473/ cell (646) 621-3559. For more information about The Inn at Fontanel, including requests for photography and interviews, please contact Zan Martin zan.martin@martincoadvertising.com or call (615) 876-1822/ cell (615) 330-5622.   About Prichard’s Distillery Founded by Phil Prichard in 1997, Prichard’s is the first craft distiller founded in Tennessee in the past 50 years.  Using many of the same quality ingredients and centuries-old techniques handed down over five generations of the family, Prichard’s crafts the finest Tennessee Whiskeys and rums. Prichard’s Distillery is an award-winning producer of Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon, Double Chocolate Bourbon, Tennessee and Rye Whiskeys, Sweet Lucy and Sweet Lucifer Liqueurs, and a comprehensive range of aged, spiced and flavored American Rums. The company owns the original distillery based in Kelso, Tennessee, and a visitor’s center and distillery at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville equipped with a custom-made Alembic copper still.  Prichard’s is exclusively represented by national importer Aveníu Brands, based in Baltimore, Maryland.   About Fontanel Fontanel Mansion, open daily for tours, is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell. The home, situated on the 186-acre property is nestled in the rolling hills of the Whites Creek Valley just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville. With the luxurious Inn at Fontanel, the Woods Amphitheater concert series, events and activities at the Pepsi Studio Gallery, the award winning American/Italian kitchen and wine bar at Cafe Fontanella, Prichard’s Distillery, family friendly atmosphere, and activities like Music City Zips and three miles of bike and walking trails, it is easy to see why Fontanel is one of Nashville's premier destinations. For more information or to book a private event, visit www.fontanelmansion.com or call 615/724-1600.

KEB’ MO’s MONDAY NIGHT BLUES SHOW Presented by Prichard’s Distillery – a Music City Soul Series Event at Fontanel’s Pepsi Studio Gallery

Nashville, TN (March 4, 2013) - Fontanel is pleased to announce Keb’ Mo’s Monday Night Blues, an exciting new monthly concert series beginning April 1, 2013. After a “Bring the House Down” benefit concert for the Fisk Jubilee Singers held Friday, February 8 at Fontanel’s Pepsi Studio Gallery featuring Keb’ Mo’ & friends (and we should mention here they were friends like Wynonna, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant & THE FARM), there was no question this event should become a regular part of Fontanel’s entertainment offerings.   “Not only did we sell out, but in my opinion it was by far one of the best concerts ever held in all of our venues,” stated JP Dansereau, General Manager of Fontanel. “We are very pleased about Keb’ Mo’s enthusiasm to keep the momentum going, and to keep the friends coming!”   “We were humbled to be able to host the Music City Soul Series Benefit here in conjunction with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp (NCVC), honoring the Fisk Jubilee singers in recognition of Black History Month,” continued Marc Oswald, co-owner of Fontanel. “The entire evening was magical, and we are even more humbled that three time Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ has chosen to call Fontanel home for the remainder of the year on the first Monday of every month. Combining his musical gifts with the star-studded lineup’s he has in mind, I suspect they will continue to sell out.”   All shows begin at 7:30 PM and tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at http://www.fontanelmansion.com/   Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell, and is Nashville’s only country music mansion tour, giving visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats. With the 2013 Southern Living Idea House under construction, the Woods Amphitheater concert series, events and activities at the Pepsi Studio Gallery, the Italian kitchen and wine bar at Cafe Fontanella, family friendly atmosphere, and free activities like disc golf and the walking trails, Fontanel is truly the hidden gem of the South, and is located in Whites Creek just minutes from downtown Nashville. For more information or to book a private event, visit www.fontanelmansion.com or call 615/724-1600.   About the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com.   About Prichard’s Distillery Prichard’s Distillery is a craft distillery company devoted to the production of a variety of fine quality, custom distilled spirits. We make some of the finest rum in the world and we produce whiskies distilled in a pot still from white corn like we did here in Tennessee over a hundred and fifty years ago. Our award winning, hand crafted whiskies honor Grandaddy Benjamin Prichard, the last known legal distiller in the Prichard family. Our custom distilled rum is a traditional American rum like that made in New England some 200-250 years ago. For more information, please visit www.pdspirits.com