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Pennington Distilling Company, an award-winning spirits company, announces three new additions to the team. Sarah Smith has joined as Sales Manager for Pennington Distilling Company. Sarah will manage the on and off-premise sales team as well as assist in the management of the company’s distributors in 17 states. Prior to working for Pennington, Sarah worked at Best Brands, a family-owned wine & spirits distributor, for 12 years. Garry Rausch has joined the team as Plant Manager. Garry will manage all aspects of operations including the Distillery, Production, Facilities, Maintenance, Quality Control, Research and Development, and Inventory. Prior to working for Pennington, Garry was Operations Manager for Blefa Kegs Inc.

Sean Jewett has joined Pennington Distilling as a Head Distiller. With over 10 years and several awards in the alcohol beverage industry, Sean was already blending his own unique recipes by aging beers in Pennington’s Davidson Reserve Whiskey Barrels. Sean will focus on product development and production innovation while maintaining the distillery’s excellent reputation for quality.

ABOUT PENNINGTON DISTILLING COMPANY Pennington Distilling Company was founded in 2011 in Nashville, TN by husband-and-wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington. Located in the heart of their hometown, the Pennington’s have personally crafted the finest in Tennessee Whiskey, vodka, and sipping cream.

From hand-selecting local farmers, gathering the best non-GMO grains, remaining a “grain to glass“ distillery, to aging whiskey in oak barrels, and combined with their unique and flavorful spirit recipes, the Pennington brands are not only fan loved but also award-winning. The brands have garnered over 40 awards to date in competitions such as the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirits Competition, SIP Awards, Beverage Tasting Institute /, and The American Distilling Institute. For almost ten years, Pennington Distilling Company has worked diligently to bring the finest alcoholic beverages to the ever-changing and highly competitive spirits industry. The Pennington Distilling Company family of brands includes three proprietary mash bills Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey®, Davidson Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey®, and Davidson Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey®. Davidson Reserve Four Grain® and Davidson Reserve Genesis® are both Tennessee Straight Bourbon whiskeys created by blending small batches of these mash bills together. Pickers Original Vodka with additional fruit-infused flavors that include Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Pineapple; Pickers Unplugged Vodka Soda in assorted low calorie, zero carbohydrate, and gluten-free flavors; Pickers Crafted Cocktails in assorted flavors; Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, (Cream Liqueur made with Tennessee Whiskey) available in Whisper Creek Original, Mocha, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Flavors; and Walton’s Finest Vodka which is named after Jenny’s father and made with 100% Tennessee red winter wheat.

For more information about the company, a full list of awards as well as where to buy their products, please visit Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, Pickers Vodka, Davidson Reserve Whiskey, and Walton’s Finest Vodka are registered trademarks. ©2020 Pennington Distilling Company. Pennington Distilling Co., Nashville, Tennessee.

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