A BBQ + Whiskey Tasting with TSG and Crown Motors

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Crown Motor Company for our Whiskey + BBQ Tasting – it was such a lovely evening of mixing, mingling, and supporting local! We relish every opportunity to bring together Knoxville’s creatives and entrepreneurs, and this get together was no exception.

It was a pleasure to host the tasting with Volume 6’s Crown Motor Company, which recently opened their concierge, showroom, and private member storage facility on Baum Drive. A haven for classic and exotic car enthusiasts, Crown Motor was the perfect setting, offering ample conversation starters and camera angles. Insider Tip: Crown Motors is available to rent for private parties! Inquire here and tell them Scout sent you!

As always, the party’s elements were locally sourced. With a setting like Crown Motor the need for florals was minimal, and Editor Frances King opted to keep things simple. Tree cuttings were complemented by a garden-inspired tablescape featuring herbs sourced from local favorites, Stanley’s Greenhouse and Ellenburg Nursery. Wrapped in simple butcher paper and tied with twine, the herb arrangement made for a cost-effective, gorgeous element that will be enjoyed long after the Member Mingle.

Of course, no TSG Knoxville party would be complete without florals from Wither & Bloom, which created beautiful arrangements with flowers from Little Mountain Flower Farm. Combined with masculine rentals from All Occasion Party Rentals, light-up letters from Alpha-Lit Knoxville, and the perfectly leather-scented candles from Honeymouth, the scene was set.

To create an ultra-local tasting, Editor Frances King, with help from Bob’s, sourced whiskeys poured by The Pour Guys, from East Tennessee distilleries, Ole Smoky, Company Distilling, and Brushy Mountain. From Ole Smoky, Frances selected their Blended Whiskey, which boasts a smooth, smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with cola or, for purists, is enjoyed straight. From Company Distilling, Frances opted for their Straight Bourbon Whiskey, a complex and smooth maple wood-finished bourbon. And from Brushy Mountain, Frances chose their Double Barrel Whiskey, which is aged for six years and finished in a Caribbean rum barrel.

To complement the whiskeys, we offered a selection of local beers, including brews from Yeehaw Brewing and Blackberry Farms Brewery. Of course, all of the libations were purchased from Bob’s!

As Crown Motor owner Tripp King whipped up Texas-inspired barbecue, guests enjoyed cigars from Alchemy Lounge + Cigar Bar and music from local soul/funk band, Milkshake Fatty. Both were fabulous, local elements that incorporated the best of Knoxville’s entrepreneurial and creative landscape. For sides and sweets, Frances tapped Potchke and Grizzly Bear Baking Company, respectively. Both provided delicious accoutrements to the main: brisket!

A special thank you to our Volume 6 Members, MW Events, Graphic Creations, and Beall + Thomas. MW Events helped us put the finishing touches on the evening, lending their creativity and detail-oriented minds. Graphic Creations delivered the perfect signage, from Crown Motor Co signage to koozies. And Heather Ann of Beall + Thomas snapped the best pictures! We cannot recommend them more for your next soiree!

Again, we are so grateful to Volume 6 and Knoxville’s small businesses for joining us. It is always a privilege to host the movers and shakers who make our city the vibrant place we love to call home. We hope you’ll join us for our next soiree – subscribe to our newsletter for the invite!

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