I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning
wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tenneeseean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned glass filled with small batch whiskey from Tennessee.
As the drink was set in front of me, the bartender removed the cover from the glass with a flourish, and a seductive swirl of wood smoke danced up from the amber whiskey. The nose hinted at burning leaves
or a roaring fireplace, but the Old Fashioned tastes like the whiskey tradition that makes Tennessee
A Smoked Old Fashioned is a must-have experience