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Cary Ann developed a passion for spirits and whiskey in particular over the last few decades. Working her way from restaurant management into supplier and wholesaler roles, her love of all things brown water inspired the creation of Straight Up 615. Through this outlet, Cary Ann writes about the happenings and trends in the whiskey business from her unique perspective. Cary Ann earned her Certified Specialist of Spirits award from the Society of Wine Educators and is currently a candidate for the Level 3 Award in Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. She strives to continue her education, finding opportunities to learn from industry veterans, historians, and ambassadors. As a Stave & Thief Society Executive Bourbon Steward, she focuses on educating enthusiasts and industry members alike. She produced the first virtual version of the Nashville Whiskey Festival in 2020, curates bespoke events with industry superstars, created the Taste of Tennessee festival to highlight the state’s distillers and craft brewers, produced a documentary, Straight Up Kentucky Bourbon, produces and moderates panels and seminars, provides consultation, writes a monthly column in The Whiskey Wash, and regularly participates in barrel selections and sensory training. Cary Ann has developed close relationships with distillers and distilleries across the country. She is also a regular cast member on the award-winning podcast, Sips, Suds, & Smokes, where everything good in life is worth discussing. No matter the activity, Cary Ann is always Straight Up.

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Happy Birthday Tennessee! Without you, we'd have no Tennessee whiskey. And who wants to live in that world? #StraightUp #WhiskeyWanderer #TennesseeStatehoodDay #HappyBirthdayTENNESSEE #TNwhiskey #WhiskeyFriendsAreTheBestFriends

π”»π•šπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ On this day in 1937 Tennessee repealed the ban on manufacturing alcoholic beverages. π”»π•šπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ Prior to 2009, most of Tennessee was still effectively in Prohibition with only 3 counties where manufacturing is legal. π”»π•šπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ Today, only 9 out of our 95 counties remain dry. π”»π•šπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ Tennessee now has over 100 registered distilled spirits plants (DSPs). π”»π•šπ•• π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨ I'm hosting a brunch today with @memphisdistiller, @whiskey_woman_7, & @nicolemarieaustin! 11a at @bourbonsteaknash. Check out @tnwhiskeytrailexperience for tickets; HURRY UP! #StraightUp #WhiskeyWanderer #InternationalTennesseeWhiskeyDay #WomenInWhiskey #WhiskeyWomen #WhiskeyBrunch #TennesseeWhiskeyWeek #TennesseeWhiskey #TNwhiskey #LincolnCountyProcess #TennesseeWhiskeyIsBourbon #ThingsToDoInNashville #NashvilleEvents #NashvilleWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyFestival #TheMoreYouKnow

🌈 RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY! 🌀️ Looks like the whiskey gods are sending us some good juju and clearing up our skies for @tnwhiskeytrailexperience today! Join us on the Green outside the @ascend_amphitheater, 1-6p. #StraightUp #WhiskeyWanderer #TennesseeWhiskeyWeek #TennesseeWhiskey #TNwhiskey #LincolnCountyProcess #TennesseeWhiskeyIsBourbon #ThingsToDoInNashville #NashvilleEvents #NashvilleWhiskey #WhiskeyTasting #WhiskeyFestival

🎟️ Got tix? 🎟️ This Sunday will definitely be a funday! Join me to celebrate International Tennessee Whiskey Day at @bourbonsteaknash. Great food and conversation guaranteed! Bring your appetite and burning questions for @whiskey_woman_7, @nicolemarieaustin, & @memphisdistiller. #StraightUp #WhiskeyWanderer #TennesseeWhiskeyWeek #TennesseeWhiskey #TNwhiskey #InternationalTennesseeWhiskeyDay #WhiskeyWomen #WomenInWhiskey #TNWhiskeyWomen #WomenWhoWhiskey #ThingsToDoInNashville #thingstodoinnashvillegirlsday

Day 1 of @kentuckyderby week. It's a Happy Mother's/Birth Day. And the sun is still shining. #StraightUp #WhiskeyWanderer #DerbyWeek #ChampionsDay #SteamboatRaces @bardstownbourbonco @dannybardstown #SecondHome #SixDegrees

Happy Derby Week! #StraightUp #WhiskeyWanderer #KentuckyDerby #DerbyWeek @oldforester #MintJulep #149thDerby

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