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Smokin' Barrel: A Bourbon Whiskey Tasting

Story and photography by Eric Lusk

The Inaugural Smokin’ Barrel Bourbon Whiskey tasting fundraiser benefitting Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee was recently held at the Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro. This phenomenal evening of fellowship and good cheer was presented by SEC, Inc, and was supported in part by Franklin Synergy, Tri Star Title, Magnolia Golf, Redstone FCU and Hamilton Glass.

Tastings were available from Bulleit, Crown Royal, Belle Meade Bourbon, George Dickel, Short Mountain, Jack Daniels, Stoller Imports, 1792 Small Batch, The Brothers Vilgalys, Buffalo Trace, Chattanooga Whiskey, The Copper Barrell, Eagle Rare, Leadslinger Whiskey, our almost new neighbors, Sazerac, and others.

Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. The organization gives students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.

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