Sunday, September 7, 2008

Jack Daniels

Whether neat or on the rocks, as a shot or mixed with Coke...you can drink Jack many ways...you just can't drink it where it is made. The distillery is located in Moore County, one of several 'dry' counties in Tennessee.

Just taking a break, playing a little checkers...

Jeff sits at Jack's desk. The safe that 'killed' Jack is located just across from the desk. In a fit of rage, Jack kicked the safe. An infection in his foot resulted from the kick and, he died from blood poisoning. What a great story to advocate self-control.

The smell within the distillery was so strong, it almost felt as though we were able to imbibe! I am not even going to pretend that I remember much about the process. Blame it on the whiskey...that I was smelling. But I do remember that it was interesting and our guide was funny.




We were even able to meet Jeff Arnett, the Master Distiller, who was there signing bottles and chatting with guests. He seemed a very nice, normal fellow considering that his job is to test whiskey all day.

and that, folks, concludes this series of posts on our St. Louis/Tennessee vacation from the summer of '08. (phew) thanks for hanging in there...any of you who did, many thanks! of course, like Rebecca reminded me...this means our vacation/summer is now officially over...until next time...

6 comments:

rebanerck said...

you forgot to mention how hard you laughed at the poor back woods guy who gave the tour...poor sad man... being made fun of by the up-town crowd...:-)

annaliese said...

I actually wrote a bit about him, but took it out, because I knew you were going to give me a hard time about it! I still say he was acting--playing up the whole 'good-ol'-boy' act. :)

Daniel said...

So, if part of "testing whiskey" involves "drinking whiskey", isn't Jeff Arnett breaking the law in Moore County? I'm tellin'! By the way...who won the checker game?

Heather said...

Great job on all the posts and pics. I loved seeing it all.

Dana said...

I think that you should use that picture of you playing checkers as your resume headshot next time you audition...you know, show your serious side. =)

annaliese said...

dad-I don't think he gets to drink, though--i think it is like wine tasting (I know, like you'd know--ha!, wine, your favorite thing!) just swish in mouth and then spit out. oh, and I won, of course. They are really slow down there (hee hee, rebecca will kick me for that one!)
heather--thank you, my friend, for reading :)
dana--you think so? you think I have a serious side?! :)