Privacy Policy

Who we are

Engineered Spirits LLC is a small farm distillery in rural Tennessee, located at 908 Petty Branch Road, Prospect, TN, 38477. Our website address is: But surely you knew that since you’re already reading this.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


This site has been built with WordPress. When visitors leave comments on the site WordPress collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. WordPress provides us with the comment you posted and your username. Basically, Engineered Spirits sees your username and what you’ve written after you’ve posted it.

We use a WordPress plugin called Akismet for the aforementioned spam detection so that means we get to add this paragraph to our privacy policy:

“We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).”

You can read through Akismet’s privacy policy fairly quickly at this link:

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Engineered Spirits does not have access to the information passed to Gravatar via this anonymized string. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After we approve your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public (and us) in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to our website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images posted on the website. We promise WE won’t do that, but forewarned is forearmed.

Contact forms

If you fill out a contact form on our site or email us, we will use the information you submit to respond to you and answer your questions. That’s about it. But if you want to subscribe to our blog, be added to our email list or follow our social media updates, please do so! We promise not to behave like a bad ex and follow you around everywhere!


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year or until you delete all of your browser cookies, whichever occurs first (and I bet we can guess which will happen first). At the end of a year, if you wish to leave a comment, you will have to re-enter this information. That’s just how the technology works.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It’s kind of like a handshake. If you extend your hand and the other person doesn’t extend theirs, well, not a lot is going to come out of your relationship. This cookie is a randomly generated string of numbers and letters. It contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. Because our memories just aren’t that good.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. Now, isn’t that simple?

Embedded content from other websites

Occasionally, articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). For example, if we got featured on Time magazine (highly unlikely), we’d be remiss if we didn’t post that article here. But embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.

These other websites (i.e., Time magazine) may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. So be careful out there.


By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, our web hosting service does collect some anonymous analytics data, mainly so it can tell one visitor to our website from another and determine how much bandwidth they need to provide us. You can read their privacy policy here:

We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about your visit to our website and we use it determine what content our visitors as a whole are most interested in and which social media channels are most effective at driving traffic to our site. (Makes sense, right?) This data contains no identifiable personal information. In fact, Google would take away our analytics account if we DID collect any PII (Personally Identifiable Information). That even includes stuff like email addresses. So, while we might collect that if you subscribe to our email list, it won’t ever show up in our analytics reports or appear on some random stranger’s desk. Here’s a link to Google’s privacy policy for more (detailed) information: It’s a good read if you have time to fill and a good bottle of something tasty.

Who we share your data with

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. And, beyond those already mentioned, neither do we. Engineered Spirits does not currently share data about you or your browsing habits with any other third parties for love or money.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely within the WordPress interface. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (once that’s a thing on our website), we will also store the personal information they (you) provide in their (your) user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. That’s so they can help you log back in if you forget your password. (Not that that ever happens to us.)

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy (or want us to send you any data we have about you), just email us at and we can send you a very (very) small file.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. But, by and large, we’re not sending any personal data about you anywhere. Heck, most of the time we don’t even know who you are, though we’d like it if you come visit our distillery someday.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

We’re sorry, but we absolutely HAVE to ask you about your age. It’s the law. We don’t care if you’re 29 or 39, so long as you’re over 21 (or the legal drinking age in whatever town you live in).