The Tasting Panel magazine

January / February 2018

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On the Road with JACK O ne could argue that the word "innovation" applies to Detroit more than any other American city: With its many historical ups and downs, exploring the Midwestern metropolis can often feel like stepping through a time portal. Once America's fourth largest city and the wealthy cradle of the automotive industry, Detroit, especially its inner city and industries, were hit hard when the economy plummeted—leaving once-majestic buildings vacant and many residents out of work. Fast-forward to 2018, however, and downtown Detroit is in the midst of renaissance: The culinary and mixology scene is growing rapidly as locals seek out opportunities to quench the thirst of both returning and new inhabitants. Established mixologists from Chicago and New York, mean- while, are simultaneously eyeing a chance to swoop in as big fish in this emerging market. TENNESSEE WHISKEY TAPS INTO THE SIGNATURE INNOVATIVE SPIRIT OF THE MOTOR CITY Eric "ET" Tecosky, National Brand Ambassador for Jack Daniel's, led a tasting of the company's portfolio during a recent luncheon at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. GENTLEMAN JACK Takes on Detroit OF THE MOTOR CITY 48  /  the tasting panel  /  january/february 2018 by Natalie Bovis, The Liquid Muse / photos by Claire Barrett

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