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Calling all whiskey lovers: Your guide to Whiskey Week

Keep your spirits high at Middle Tennessee’s Whiskey Week, which kicks off Sunday, May 12.

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Raise a glass to Tennessee spirits. | Photo via Tennessee Whiskey Trail

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Middle Tennessee’s Whiskey Week returns Sunday, May 12 and runs through Thursday, May 23 with curated chef and whiskey paired dinners, drink specials, a cocktail competition, and more.

It’s the ultimate 12 days for whiskey fans, and if you need more proof, check out the guide below and find all event listings on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail’s website.

Master Distiller-Chef Dinners

Saffire and Nashville Barrel Company | Monday, May 13 | 6-8 p.m. | The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd. | $192 | Get a sneak peek of Saffire’s menu via a three-course meal paired with whiskey and live music.

Chef & I, Jack Daniel’s, Big Machine, and Prichard’s | Wednesday, May 15 | 6-8 p.m. | The Chef & I, 1922 Adelicia St. | $160 | Each of the five tastings (duck confit poutine, smoked elk filet, and more) will be paired with a spirit.

Carne Mare and Uncle Nearest | Thursday, May 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Carne Mare, 300 12th Ave. S. | $195 | Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with Uncle Nearest’s new Black Label Single Barrel and other expressions.

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Old Dominick, and Gate 11 | Wednesday, May 22 | 6 p.m. | Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, 1414 Clinton St. | $150 | The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres and a welcome cocktail, followed by a four-course meal with pairings.

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Cheers to Tennessee distilleries like Nelson’s Green Brier. | Photo via Nelson’s Green Brier.

Discounts and specials

Look out for beverage discounts and specialty cocktails at 10+ spots, including Acme Feed & Seed, Pullman Standard, Husk, Hathorne, and Big Machine Distillery. Bonus: Check out available deals in Franklin and Clarksville.

Whiskey experiences

Leiper’s Fork x O’Be Joyful | Thursday, May 16 | 5 p.m. | Society at GRAYS on Main, 332 Main St. | $55 | Indulge in a curated flight featuring all four expressions of Leiper’s Fork’s Distillery during a presentation on whiskey production.

Top of the Rocks Cocktail Competition | Sunday, May 19 | 2 p.m. | Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway | $44 | Enjoy whiskey samples, light bites, and live music as you watch mixologists battle it out in this “Chopped”-style cocktail contest.

Leiper’s Fork and Old Dominick | Tuesday, May 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | W Nashville, 300 12th Ave. S. | $89 | Sip on two featured cocktails and other selections paired with light bites.