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Journeys of Discovery: Leiper’s Fork Distillery--homage to spirit of Natchez Trace pioneers

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Lee Kennedy, owner of Leiper’s Fork Distillery located on the outskirts of uptown Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Kennedy shares insights about producing Tennessee whiskey and bourbon, events at the distillery and the process of growing his elixir’s market distribution. Kennedy noted that his philosophy is predicated on honoring the spirit of pioneer regional whisky-distillers and utilizing locally grown ingredients.

The Leiper’s Fork Distillery show is the tenth in a multi-part series showcasing the Nashville’s Big Back Yard economic initiative—focused on rural destinations along the Natchez Trace National Parkway from Leiper’s Fork near Nashville, down the Trace to the Shoals Region in Northern Alabama.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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