Apply for Tennessee Sustainable Spirits Program

The Sustainable Spirits program accepts applications year-round and welcomes new members on a rolling basis. Every year a formal recognition ceremony will be hosted by TDEC for new members, and to serve as a networking opportunity for existing members. *The 2020 ceremony will be postponed until summer of 2021 in which 2020 and 2021 member will be recognized.

Process for Applying:

  • Admission into the Sustainable Spirits program is based on a spirits producer meeting a minimum of  25 operational and facility sustainability activities (which are outlined on the TNSS Sustainability Checklist) as well as submitting annual production and utility data.
  • Once an application for acceptance in the program is received, the sustainability measures will be verified by an on-site review performed by OSP staff.
  • Following the site visit, OSP staff will develop a report for the business which details practices in place, and energy and water use ratios (energy/water used per consumption) as well as opportunities for improving facility sustainability measures.

Program Application Materials:

Once you have completed the TNSS Application and Sustainability Checklist, please email the completed version to If you have any questions about the application process, or the program, please reach out to Mark Valencia.