» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 129 | NO. 134 | Friday, July 11, 2014

D. Canale to Open Distillery, Public Tasting Facility

By Amos Maki

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Email reporter | Comments ()

Longtime Memphis food and beverage wholesaler D. Canale & Co. will develop a spirits distillery and public tasting room at 301 S. Front St. Downtown.

D. Canale & Company, best known as a longtime Memphis food and beverage wholesaler and distributor, will develop a spirits distillery and public tasting room at 301 S. Front St. The facility will be used as the production and bottling facility of a portfolio of ultra premium distilled spirits.

(Submitted Rendering)

The project will be used as the production and bottling facility for a portfolio of ultra premium distilled spirits. The distillery will begin operating late next summer and will be open to the public in Fall 2015.

The company’s move into distilled spirits represents a return to form for the family business that has longstanding ties to Downtown. After emigrating from Genoa, Italy, and making his professional beginnings in his uncle’s wholesale liquor business, Dominic Canale founded D. Canale & Co. in 1866.. D. Canale & Co. also produced its own portfolio of fine whiskies. Named in honor of D. Canale’s founder, the Old Dominick Brand was one of the largest pre-Prohibition spirits brands in the Southeast.

“We are so eager to be back in business in the city our family has called home for over 150 years” said Chris Canale, president of D. Canale & Co., and Dominic’s great-great-grandson, in a statement. “With this new venture, we are restoring and deepening our commitment to this great city in a major way.”

The project will require 20 – 35 full- and part-time employees. The distillery and tasting room facility is being designed by LRK Inc. and built by Archer Custom Builders. Thoroughbred Spirits Group has been retained as the company’s spirits consultant

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 39 39 3,168
BUILDING PERMITS 292 292 29,124
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.