Have I used that headline before? Not sure. I headed down to good ol' Nashville, TN, over the weekend with some girlfriends. It was so refreshing to see green things down there! The trees had already budded and began leafing, the daffodils were out, and the grass was bright green!
This is from the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. It's in a dry county, so no taste testing allowed, sadly. We did get to tour the entire still process, including smelling some fresh "mash" (the grain mixture that is the first step of the fermentation process). Our guide escorted the pregnant member of our tour group out of the way before opening the doors- and for good reason! That stuff is strong! It burned my nose and brought tears to my eyes for a good ten minutes afterwards.
We ate lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's, a Lynchburg institution for Southern home cooking. Let's just say that the quantities of sweet tea consumed on this trip vastly outweighed the booze, and that's sayin' something!