Peyton Manning launching top-shelf bourbon distilled in East Tennessee

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SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – Peyton Manning and a celebrity ownership group is launching a premium bourbon distilled right here in East Tennessee.

The inaugural Sweetens Cove Tennessee straight bourbon whiskey goes on sale next Tuesday. The 13-year aged bourbon is named for Sweetens Cove Golf Club located outside of Chattanooga.

500 bottles will be offered with the inaugural batch. A total of 14,000 bottles will be distributed worldwide with a pre-sale for Tennessee residents beginning on May 26.

A bottle of the special bourbon costs $200.

According to an interview with Golf Digest, Manning co-owns the golf course and distillery along with former tennis star Andy Roddick, CBS announcer Jim Nantz, country star Drew Holcomb and a small group of investors.

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