Monday, September 30, 2013
Blog of the Month: Last Call
This month's blog of the month is not a whiskey blog per se, but a legal blog about alcohol. Bone McAllester Norton is a large Tennessee law firm that has a specialty in alcoholic beverage law. The firm's blog, Last Call, is written by William T. Cheek III who leads the firm's alcoholic beverage legal team.
I first came across the blog while researching the State of Tennessee's efforts to define the term Tennessee Whiskey, but I soon added it to my regular reading list. While the blog mostly deals with state law issues, it's a fascinating look at the complicated legal framework, both state and federal, regulating the production and sale of spirits.
And fear not non-lawyers, the blog doesn't read like a brief. The writing is succinct and devoid of legalese, and Cheek has a penchant for quoting song lyrics in his posts. If you're both a legal geek and a whiskey geek, this is definitely a blog you should be following.