Monday, July 21, 2014

Wig Wam

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The Wigwam Drive-In in Ravenna is one of those places that has the best of everything a local diner has to offer. Located on a small intersection of curvy roads in Estill County, the Wigwam has been serving curb side and eat-in favorites to hungry patrons for over fifty years.
Hopefully I'll have an updated post in a few months with a report of actually stopping in...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sock Capital of the World!

Oh the places I go!
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Apparently, Fort Payne, AL produced over half of the socks in the US until, well, NAFTA....

Barton's 1972 Distillery

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The Barton's Distillery was not situated on rolling acres of maincured green lawns, but had more of an 'industrial feel' to it.
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We were with a group of about 25 people and they seemed to be used to much smaller groups, but it was still interesting.  I mean, there are only so many separation columns I can look at before I really start to think "I should have paid more attention to those classes in college...."
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But history of the barrel house here was pretty neat and the near-constant rotation seemed pretty intense.
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You go to try two of their spirits here, though I'm not exactly sure which, but they were both pretty harsh.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Rooted

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Okay, I touch the ground
Send my roots deep down
When it gets too loud

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Maker's Mark

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The Maker's Mark Distillery
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The grounds were beautifully kept, suprisingly there wasn't a B&B onsite.
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The tour was well-paced, lasting about an hour and the guide animated.
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And of course the tasting. This tasting has been my favorite thus far as you sat down in a little classroom area and the guide walked through the four in front of you. Instructing you on how to smell, then sip them.
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It end with a bourbon chocolate and a walk through a section of the barrel house with a Chihuly glass ceiling into a large gift shop where you could dip your own bottle. (we passed, it wasn't that exciting). But I did get wooden planks that they age the Makers 46 with for future tofu smoking experiments....
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