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Our Story

Tennessee Hills began with a passion for making quality liquor, founded on hard work and community—the rugged spirit. Stephen and Jessica Callahan are Washington County natives, and can't imagine calling anywhere else home. The Callahan’s graduated from college with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, but decided a 9 to 5 in a white lab coat was not the end goal. Stephen’s heart lay in crafting spirits. The Callahan’s stopped at nothing to make their dreams a reality. They put in long hours, doing everything the business required, even making stills. The TN Hills Distillery opened in the historic Salt House of Jonesborough in 2016. As the distillery started to have success, Scott and Daphene Andrew walked through their doors. This entrepreneurial duo immediately saw the potential in TN Hills. 

empowering entrepreneurs

Having owned and operated nearly 50 businesses in their lifetime, Scott and Daphene are always looking for businesses to empower. They have learned that the key to success is being rugged, disrupting the marketplace with creativity and grit. Together, Stephen and Scott bought out JRH brewing to create the TN Hills Brewstillery, expanding the reach of Tennessee Hills into Johnson City. The TN Hills Brewstillery combines the best of both worlds: craft spirits and beer. Our brewers draw on foundations in science to ensure every beer poured in the taproom is quality. Creativity is also important as our menu is constantly updating with innovative brews. The TN Hills Brewstillery offers exciting events each week, and we have our food truck, the TN Whiskey Kitchen on site for a delicious menu. The Callahan’s and Andrew’s have formed an authentic and hardworking team dedicated to growing TN Hills into a national brand while planting its roots deep within the East Tennessee community.

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