With a license and unanimous approval for the project, Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company plans to open a distillery at its Buckhead headquarters.

With a license and unanimous approval for the project, Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company plans to open a distillery at its Buckhead headquarters.

SweetWater Brewing to Open Distillery

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Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company plans to open a distillery at its Buckhead headquarters, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The Georgia craft brewery sought and received unanimous approval for the project from the Neighborhood Planning Unit-E board. Currently, the brewery is located across the street from another distillery, American Spirit Whiskey on Ottley Drive.

“We’re very much in an exploratory mode,” a Sweetwater spokesperson told the outlet. “Quality is the top priority for SweetWater, and as with everything we do, launching a spirits program would depend on us developing and delivering the highest quality product. We are in motion, but there’s no timeline at this point.”

At least two other breweries in Georgia hold distilling licenses, including Dry County Brewing in Kennesaw, and Wild Leap Brewing in LaGrange.

SweetWater, which was founded in 1997 by Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerny, sold a minority stake to private equity firm TSG Consumer partners in September 2014.

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