Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Popcorn Sutton Distilling has announced that former George Dickel Distiller Allisa Henley has been appointed as their new Master Blender.

Allisa Henley comes to Popcorn Sutton from Diageo’s George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee, where she worked for more than 11 years in a variety of positions, including most recently as Distiller.

Popcorn Sutton Distilling appoints Allisa Henley as Master Blender

During her time with George Dickel, Henley was instrumental in the launch of George Dickel’s Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey, Rye Whisky and Single Barrel products. She is also credited with the creation and operation of the brand’s consumer experience centre and most recently with the launch of a rare 17 Year Old limited edition Tennessee whiskey.

The move to Popcorn Sutton Distilling means that Henley will reunite with celebrated Master Distiller, John R. Lunn, with whom she worked alongside for much of her career at George Dickel. The two native Tennesseans will work together to combine creativity with traditional methods utilizing Popcorn Sutton’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Commenting on the news, Allisa Henley, said: “I am looking forward to working with the team to create and successfully bring to market a variety of innovative and unique premium quality spirits products.”

The news comes as the Newport, Tennessee based distillery reveals plans to expand its product portfolio beyond its current award-winning brands; Popcorn Sutton Original Small Batch Recipe and Popcorn Sutton Barrel Finished, with the addition of premium craft gin offerings later this summer.

Posted by Steve Rush