Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Jack Daniels & Shiloh, TN, 2/12/2014

On the road again Wednesday Feb. 12.
There had been forecast of snow or ice for the area. I wondered if we would be spending extra time at this park. Overnight it was 32 and no precipitation.
It was overcast as we drove to the Jack Daniels Distillery for Tour and Tasting.
 Grains used in Jack Daniels whiskey:  rye, corn and malted barley.

Burning the wood to make the charcoal.  
Hopper of charcoal.
With Jack in front of the spring water that is used.
Where grains are cooked. (No photos inside.)
 Still House where liquid is filtered over the charcoal.
Barrels stored to age.
 Whiskey on different floors age differential,

Barrels are not used for Jack Daniels whiskey a second time.  Shipped to Scotland for Scotch.        Or one can buy at price of $85.
 We sampled the 3 on the left.  1/3 oz. each.  Yes, this is a dry county but tasting is allowed and one can buy the whiskey in their store.  Or one can buy an entire barrel.  Cost $9,000 to $12,000 depending on how many bottles come from the barrel.

Interesting to see the assembly line but again no photos.
As we drove toward Savannah, TN it started to snow.  It varied in amounts of snow, sometimes very little.  Then raindrops, then snow again.  The temperature varied between 31 and 34 so the roads didn't get slippery.
 We arrived at Shiloh National Battlefield about 3 pm.
 Walked through some of the cemetery but didn't stay long because it was cold and misty.  The upright cannon on the right is the memorial town officer.

 We watched the video about the Battle and toured the Museum.  A Wooden canteen.
We visited the gift store so we could get our National Park Passports stamped.

We stayed at Walmart in Savannah, TN.

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