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Whiskey Vistas For The Tasting: The Bootleg Bash At Ruby Falls

A Bootleg Bash glass at Ruby Falls.
Ruby Falls
A Bootleg Bash glass at Ruby Falls.

Tennessee whiskey survived the Prohibition era a century ago by diving deep into caves.

For whiskey makers and moonshiners, caves across the state provided shelter, water and seclusion to stay in business and out of jail.

The weekend after Labor Day, Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain, partnering with the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, will sip that legacy by hosting a new tasting event: the Bootleg Bash - on Saturday, September 8th from 3 PM to 6 PM.

Hugh Morrow is president and CEO of Ruby Falls.

Charity Toombs is executive director of the Tennessee Distillers Guild and the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.

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