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Welcome to Second Intention Farm

Second Intention Farm is a family-owned and operated greenbelt farm with over 100 acres of picturesque pastures, fields and hardwood forests. Located near the junction of US Highways 64 and 31 in Giles County, we are the future home of the Engineered Spirits Distillery. That is what we are now. But we aim to be so much more than that.

Welcome to our dream-in-progress.

Our farm used to raise beef, but in 2021 we began growing Jimmy Red here, a beautiful heirloom dent corn particularly suited for distillation. The fields and pastures where our family once grazed cattle are slowly being converted back to growing crops or native wildflowers. That has taken time and a lot of hard work, and the learning curve has been steep. Luckily, our family has a wealth of knowledge and farming equipment, often the very tools our Papa used when he bought this place.

But our dream is to be a working, sustainable farm, producing heirloom grains, vegetables and fruits, as well as less-well-known native nuts, fruits and flowers. We’ll supply the distillery with its springwater, drawn from the farm’s original water source, as well as botanical ingredients for the signature artisanal spirits it plans to produce.  Engineered Spirits will release these unique craft spirits in very small batches, because our aim is for both businesses to be as sustainable as possible. That means we are limited by the amount of springwater we can provide without negatively affecting the ecosystem it supports downstream. And it also means we are limited by the botanical ingredients our farm and nearby local farms can readily supply.

But we are happy to work within those limits, if it means our footprint on this land will be minimal. In exchange, we hope the distillery will give us the opportunity to share this beautiful place with visitors and teach them about the wonderful natural treasures that surround us here in Tennessee.

We hope you’ll come to visit this unique distillery when it’s finished. But we think you’re going to find there is so much more here for you and your family to learn, experience and enjoy. We’re currently working hard to renovate the buildings and prepare the farm to welcome you, and as soon as that work is done, we’ll definitely be letting you all know here. And we hope you’ll come visit us then to see it.

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