Nationwide prohibition was not repealed until 1933, but did not supersede similar state laws. Lem Motlow, a Tennessee
State Senator, was successful in his bid to change state law, and in 1937 a bill was passed which allowed whiskcy to be produced in Tennessee and sold in other states. Production resumed in 1938 but due to cash flow problems, Lem was forced to bottle some barrels before the usual four years maturation. Lem Motlow Tennessee Whiskey was only aged for twelve months and the first bottling occured in 1939. Sold only in Tennessee and Georgia the brand was discontinued in 1986.
The rarest of our Lem bottles would be the 500ml transition....I've only seen or heard of three others.