Fine sippin’ whiskey, world class BBQ food and live music were all on offer when I headed over to SWG3 in Glasgow to experience Jack Daniel’s “The Meeting Place” which brought a Taste of Tennessee to Glasgow.
The word Tennessee is believed to be derived from the old Yuchi Indian word, ‘Tana-see’, which translates to ‘The Meeting Place’. This one-off gathering in Glasgow’s coolest arts space brought 200 Glaswegians together on the 20th and 21st September 17 to experience some famous southern hospitality and enjoy drinks, food and music inspired by Tennessee.
Mr Jasper Newton ‘Jack’ Daniel registered his distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1866 next to a cool, cave spring water at ‘the hollow’ which just happens to be perfect for making whiskey, and the reason every drop still comes from the same place today. The folk at Jack Daniel’s think that is something worth celebrating, which is why they are inviting friends to find their taste of Tennessee here in the UK.
Inspired by the bustling bars and Honky Tonks of Jack’s home state, The Meeting Place partnered with some of the best venues in Glasgow with among others, renowned bars Slouch, Lebowskis and Saint Luke’s were mixing up fine whiskey cocktails, while Glasgow foodie favourites The Buffalo Truck and Chompsky fired up their grill’s to treat us to mouth-watering cuts of meat and some sensational Mac & Cheese with a Tennessee twist.
Music is an important part of a traditional Tennessee gathering, and the rocking line-up of The Bar Dogs and Broken Witt Rebels kept the crowd suitably entertained whilst supping on the finest whiskey cocktails, my favourite being Lynchburg Lemonade. On the food front, I couldn’t resist the Buttermilk Chicken Burger from The Buffalo Truck which went down a treat and gave me the energy to get my rock on as the night progressed.
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for Jack Daniels Pop Up events near you. You don’t want to miss out on a good old Tennessee style shindig.
*Many thanks to Jack Daniels for the invite to experience a good old knees up at The Meeting Place, Glasgow.