Well after a wonderful month working at Avalon, delivering boards and putting about two thousand miles on the blue bus, Karen and I are back in Newport/Covington/Cincinnati enjoying our life here. First stop was Dixie Chili, our local chili parlor. Next stop Dee Felice Cafe, where I’m enjoying the band and waiting for my baby to be off.
It’s gratifying to see real craftsmen still at work in this country. My wife and I were treated to a tour of the only distillery owned cooperage in the US today, the Brown-Forman cooperage. The operations manager, Darren gave us a great look into a working cooperage. Most of the barrels are headed for Jack Daniels with the balance going to Woodford Reserve and Old Forester. Thanks to Darren at the plant and Michelle from Republic.
Drove route 27 from Ohio to nearly Tennessee and ended up at a friends vintage trailer in Burnside, Kentucky. Well actually the original town is at the bottom of Lake Cumberland below us. It’s easy to forget how absolutely gorgeous this state is until you get off the freeway and travel a bit on the old “super” two lanes. Awesome.
Spending a couple days reading, napping and floating in the lake. Sweet!
I’d like to thanks Glen at Liquid Salt Magazine for the interview. I’m stoked on how it turned out. See it at: