Most Days

I had a nice thought while walking the dog this morning, which is that I do get out there and walk her most days. Not when it’s raining or it has been raining and is too muddy, but most days.

I just learned of the existence of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, who says something like “One hundred years ago, Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery produced the finest Tennessee whiskey. Soon it will again.” I am excited. Not just because this kind of repurposing of history suits me (Yes, I’m still hoping to one day open Dr Jack’s–serving Nashville on and off since 1840.), but because it just makes good sense for there to be a bunch of whiskey distilleries in Tennessee.

My tick bite is still annoying, but I have webMD’d the shit out of tick bites and apparently, unless I start running a fever, there’s nothing much to be done. Still, I can’t stop touching it.

5 thoughts on “Most Days

  1. The Greenbrier kids are good people, but they won’t actually be distilling anything for years. They’re buying whiskey from somewhere else (probably Kentucky) and bottling it in a Belle Meade label.

    Revisionism.

  2. Yeah, but I don’t believe this whiskey will ever enter the state until its already in bottles.

    Not that I have a problem with that. I drink a lot of whiskeys that are essentially the product of negociants who buy and blend other distilleries older spirits.

    The whiskey business is a very difficult start up proposal. Think of your trip to the bank:

    “Yeah, we want to borrow a shitpot of money to build some huge machines to do some high-tech chemical engineering and produce a prodict that we won’t really know is any good or not for seven years when we take it out of the barrels.”

    Tough sale. That’s why new brands often show their prowess blending and/or aging somebody else’s alcohol first.

  3. Aunt B.,

    It is possible that the head of the tick is still under your skin. Some people use nail polish to deal with this. My Grandmother used a little salty grease {because even ticks go better with bacon} on the spot. Cover with a band-aid.

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