Whiskey Tuesday


When I met Mark and Donnie at a roadside cafe in Kentucky, they were sporting bike leathers, tattoos and badges that hinted at involvement in military campaigns. Normally, I’d find a pair of grizzled guys riding Harleys pretty intimidating but these ones had Minnesotan accents. “Oh my gorrrrd, you’re driving down I-64?” asked Mike, in an unexpectedly high register. “You’ve gotta gooor drink whiskey!”

The pair were in the middle of a three-week ride to Gettysburg and they had already blazed through several of Kentucky’s best-known distilleries – Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey – on their path east. “We only put 100 miles on yesterday, because we had so many places to stop,” grinned Donnie. “Our saddlebags are full already.”

Central Kentucky has been the epicenter of bourbon production since the 1800s, and the major brands have been walking visitors through their warehouses for a couple of decades. But the bourbon boom of the past few years is transforming the region. New brands are burgeoning in the former factories of Lexington and Louisville, and along the highway that connects the two cities long-abandoned distilleries are being given a yeasty breath of life. Meanwhile, Louisville’s Frazier History Museum, with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, is to develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which will include bourbon-related historical exhibits.

@ TG

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18 Responses to Whiskey Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Bourbon and Wheaties, breakfast of champions, laxative for many.


  2. David B. Benson says:


    No, Den, its just water…


  3. David B. Benson says:

    In the drizzle, 14 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.


  4. Den says:

    Sloppy Steve feels the Breitbart boot, tsk, tsk, tsk.


  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I wonder how I posted about shoveling the back deck yesterday, twice.

    I’ve zero interest in a cell phone. I don’t need a cell phone but I do need my landline. I have three computers in this room that have the internet. If I need to google something and I’m not in my house, I just google whatever when I get home. I don’t see a need to carry the internet in my hand everywhere I go.

    The only way I’ll lose my landline is when they take it away from me, which could happen with republicans running this state. They passed a last a few years back, making it easy for the Verizons out there to get rid of our landlines. I didn’t understand that law when they passed it, and I still don’t. I still have my landline, one took it away yet.

    I went with Jill today on a tour of Michigan’s capitol in Lansing. An old friend of hers flew in from North Carolina to visit his mom. The four of us went on the tour. Tom’s mom is 69. First thing she did when we got in the car was whip out her smart phone to see who-knows-what. I’ve no idea why people whip them out constantly, or carry them around in their hands, maybe looking for text messages. In Pete’s case he would be looking at his Facebook news feed.


  6. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    While we on the second floor of the capitol where the guide showed us the governor’s office, someone spotted a painting of Gerald Ford in the next room and thought it was Trump. I said no, Ford didn’t have the right hair. I made a joke about his weird style, Tom’s mom said “I voted for Trump.” You did? Do you regret it now, I asked? No, we need to give him time. You’re not going to hold that against me, are you? I said it’s been a year, haven’t you been watching him? She said she voted for him because he wasn’t a politician. I said If I need brain surgery, I will prefer to have a brain surgeon.

    One the way home I told Jill, of COURSE I’ll hold that against her. And until the day I die, lol!


  7. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I told you the phone repairman wasn’t coming out until Wednesday. Today is Tuesday and after our tour we all went out for lunch and Jill got a call on her cell phone from the repairman. I gave Frontier her number the other day when they wanted to know how to reach me. The guy said he found mice had chewed on the wires in a phone box up M-52. I knew it, that’s what happened this past summer when our phone went dead. It was fraying wires, or something, in one of their boxes on M-36.


  8. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Trump and his bipartisan meeting today, the republicans must have been shitting bricks. Since Trump knows nothing about immigration, or much of anything else, he was starting to agree with what Feinstein wanted, DACA, and torpedoing all the other republican crap. I watched some clips, Trump will agree with anyone about anything, it seems. They keep saying he will agree with whatever the last person he talked to had to say. That was on display at that meeting. He looks so out of place in those situations. I watch his face, he pretty much doesn’t seem to understand anything anyone is saying. Knock knock, nobody home.


  9. Den says:

    The Trump Monkeys are unleashed from Trump Tower!! AIIIEEEEEE!


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