James H. Moore started Engineered Spirits in 2020 with the long-term dream of delivering a truly extraordinary line of Tennessee whiskey and spirits. The focus during our first few years has been on product research and testing to make that dream a reality, as well as renovations to the property — Second Intention Farm — that will be our distillery’s home .
We’re starting out simply, sourcing exceptional Grain Neutral Spirits (GNS) from other distilleries and then using the farm’s own springwater to gauge them down to the correct proof. This will give us time to build our still, hone our own recipes, get your feedback, and develop other products. We plan to have our first products — vodka and gin — available for purchase sometime in 2024. Soon after, we plan to begin releasing our Tennessee botanical brandies, a small batch product based on seasonal availability of local fruits and herbs.
As we move forward into the following year, you’ll begin to see our whiskey products, while we’re aging bourbon in white oak grown on the farm. We hope you’ll enjoy drinking all our products as much as we’ve enjoyed making them.
We promise you’ll never have to wonder what you’re drinking, where it came from, or how it was made – you’re going to see that right on our label and at our distillery. But, in the meantime, if you want to know what goes into making our whiskey, it’s pretty simple: