Popcorn Suttons Whiskey
Tennessee White Whiskey
1200 Clinton Street #110
Price : $9.00 to $19.00
Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey® 46.5% alc./vol. Distilled and bottled by Popcorn Sutton Distillery, Nashville, Tennessee. Popcorn says “Enjoy My Whiskey Responsibly”
Tennessee Whiskey Legend, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton was a third generation Moonshiner that lived and distilled his whiskey in Cocke County, Tennessee, but also claimed North Carolina as home.
Popcorn was well known throughout the South and beyond for making the best damn “likker” anyone had ever tasted. Popcorn lived life on his own terms, did and said whatever the hell he wanted and always had a trick up his sleeve.
On March 16th 2009, while facing 18 months in federal prison for making moonshine (not paying taxes on his whiskey), he decided to take his own life rather than go to prison.
Popcorn believed in his whiskey and the traditions he lived and ultimately died for. Even in the midst of his impending prison sentence, he managed to ensure that his life’s work would continue by passing on his whiskey-making tradition to me.
Popcorn knew he was the last true moonshiner and before his death, he taught me, “The Grocery Boy”, his secret recipes as well as the tradition and craft that made his whiskey world-renowned.
Celebrating the legacy of a whiskey making legend and my mentor, I’m proud to bring you America’s Rebel Spirit exactly the way Popcorn made it.
Popcorn Sutton Original Small Batch Recipe takes its name from its creator, Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, a legendary bootlegger from Cocke County, Tennessee. Using a 100 year old family recipe passed down through generations, Popcorn made his “likker” by hand, selling it out of the back of his Ford Model A truck.
Today, we make Popcorn Sutton using the same timeworn recipe and rebel attitude as our namesake…And at 88 proof, Popcorn Sutton Original Small Batch Recipe is as pure and smooth as an Appalachian mountain stream.
In tribute to Popcorn’s legacy, we built our distillery in Cocke County, Tennessee, just a few miles from Popcorn’s home and the backwoods where he made some of his finest. Our new 50,000 square foot distillery was created to maintain Popcorn’s finest traditions with our three massive copper pot stills built to Popcorn’s historical design. We make our product from mash to bottle, keeping a close eye to clarity, purity and flavor-just like he did. The way we see it, the only difference between our “likker” and Popcorn is that we pay our taxes.
Jamey Grosser – Popcorn’s apprentice, friend and now Master Distiller