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Zac Brown Distillery in Lumpkin County shutting down
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Z. Brown Distillery is producing whiskey, gin and brandy on Town Creek Church Road on the edge of Lumpkin County near the White County line. After Zac Brown bought a majority stake in Stillhouse Creek Distillery in 2017, the business shut down for major renovations to adopt Brown’s Southern Ground brand. - photo by Nick Bowman

Just months after a rebranding and reopening in north Georgia, the Zac Brown Distillery is shutting its doors.

The business announced the closing on its Facebook page.

“Z. Brown Distillery would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in Lumpkin County as well as the city of Dahlonega, GA for being a welcoming and supportive community. To all of our patrons, visitors, friends and neighbors we’ve met here, we extend a bitter sweet ‘see you later’ as we close the doors on Nov. 18th,” the post reads.

Originally called Stillhouse Creek Distillery, the business shut down and rebranded in 2017 after the famous Georgia musician appeared as an angel investor for the shop on Town Creek Church Road in the edge of Lumpkin near White County.

“At that point in time, we were just pleased to see anyone walk in the door,” founder of the operatio Jeff Odem said in December.

The distillery sold whiskey, brandy and Zac Brown merchandise.

According to the post, Brown is opening a restaurant, Zac Brown’s Social Club, in the newly renovated State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta.