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Travel Blogs from Monteagle
... beautiful homes along the way. I was a bit disappointed that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban didn't come to see us before we left Nashville.
We found a cheap motel then went looking for dinner. 6pm and every single thing in town was shut. It really is a tiny town! It was practically arctic temperatures again, so we don't know if they are usually open... We thankfully found a Chinese takeaway so filled up on that, then had an early night.
... it. I liked the earthy odours but Kelly found it a bit gross.
We all loved our tour guide though. The guy was a comedian, and great storyteller. We knew his stuff and didn't miss a beat. The best part of the tour though was completely unexpected; the tasting! Most people know that Jack Daniels is distilled in a dry county which mean its illegal to drink alcohol. However just in the last year they have been given a special exemption for the ...
... process from creating the charcoal for the mellowing, the large vats used for the sour mash, the mellowing of the 140 proof whiskey before its barreled (they let us sniff the vapour’s and it nearly blew Mel’s socks off it was so strong!), and the bottling and hand labeling of the single barrel Jack Daniels whiskey. The tour finished with us sampling the 3 main Jack Daniels whiskeys, however because the county was “dry” we weren’t able to truly ...
... up on Wednesday to visit and for Joe to see what he could find out about the boat troubles.
Our brother and his wife came up from Decatur, AL to see everybody on Thursday and we enjoyed lunch at the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracey City. It's a great place to eat and get some wonderful baked treats if you're ever in the area.
This attraction is just over an hour from Nashville but well worth the visit. It is a dry county so they can't sell alcohol, but you can get a sampling tour. The tour is 1 hr 45 minutes and the guide we had was Ron. Great source of knowledge and lots of stories and fun.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet