Monday, July 21, 2014

Wig Wam

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

Barton's 1972 Distillery

The Barton's Distillery was not situated on rolling acres of maincured green lawns, but had more of an 'industrial feel' to it.
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...."
But history of the barrel house here was pretty neat and the near-constant rotation seemed pretty intense.
You go to try two of their spirits here, though I'm not exactly sure which, but they were both pretty harsh.

Monday, July 14, 2014


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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Maker's Mark

The Maker's Mark Distillery
The grounds were beautifully kept, suprisingly there wasn't a B&B onsite.
The tour was well-paced, lasting about an hour and the guide animated.
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.
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....