Due to popular demand from my lovely family and friends, I’ve decided to create a food blog so I hope you will enjoy my first EVER posting. I did save the URL/handle three years ago so I made an attempt. I know how much work is involved on maintaining websites, not alone a blog so I will share my foodie adventures in writing with many Insta-worthy food photos, I promise!
Finding a topic to write is rather difficult because you want it to be a memorable post. Quality > Quantity has always been my philosophy. I mean, I could be talking about my first visit to Chick fil A or White Castle. 😉
Out of town birthdays
For the past couple of years, I am never in Vancouver for my actual birthday for some odd reason, which makes it very memorable and special. I always have to celebrate my birthday literally weeks afterwards when I’m back in town. I have celebrated in Seattle, Calgary, Portland, Whistler, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, San Diego, and Los Angeles in the past.
This year, I was in Nashville. I have family that moved there from California so I decided to spend time with them and pretend to live life as a Southerner for a couple of days.
The best part of visiting family in another city is that you don’t have to plan anything. To my surprise, they drove me to Lynchburg, Tennessee with a population of 6,362. And I did not have cell phone reception for the entire day. Since I am a full on city girl, it was quite the experience and lifestyle. How am I going to Instagram, Whatsapp and catch Pokémon?!
Hello Jack Daniel’s
We made a visit to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery to see how whiskey is made. And yes, I got IDed on my birthday at JD. This is the south’s version of the Napa Valley.
It happened to be the 150th anniversary of the distillery. The people in the south have a distinct sense of humour and our guide was knowledgable. Another surprise is that they have a strict no bag policy. It’s like attending a NFL football stadium event. No bags, I had to carry my essentials with me. There is a lot of history with Jack Daniels. The Tennessee whiskey is made from corn, rye, malted barley and cave spring water – that seems like a simple food recipe to follow.
Here’s a fun fact: Jack Daniel’s is made in a dry county.
That’s right. Jack Daniel’s whiskey is made in a dry county. The distillery is located in Moore County, in the town of Lynchburg, Tennessee. A dry county is one that allows no alcohol sales at all. None.
The government of that county forbids alcoholic beverages from being sold in restaurants and stores in its jurisdiction. There was a time the entire state of Tennessee was dry and it stayed that way for nearly 30 years. They had to pass a bill to make it legal to make spirits in the state. Once the law passed, the distillery was opened again but they could not enjoy a sip of it.
Other editions of Jack Daniels are available
When you think of Jack Daniels, you think of the one and only imfamous whiskey bottle, right? There are other versions of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey: the original Old No. 7, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, and Tennessee Honey. As a foodie, you may taste the different ingredients. It depends on the mellowing and maturing process for the different flavours.
The cutest sounding part: Shopping at the White Rabbit Saloon
The shop is called “White Rabbit Saloon” and they have some special edition bottles such as the White Rabbit Saloon, which is only available in the state of Tennessee. Each bottle is presented in a box. The White Rabbit Saloon was Mr. Jack Daniel’s drinking establishment. I totally “hopped” all over the shop and yes, I picked up a couple of special edition bottles.
I also picked up the green label since it’s available in five states. You can only find it in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Tennessee. The green label is similar to the Black Label whiskey but produced in the Evo bottle with 80 proof whiskey.
How to find (or stalk) me
If you want to know what I’m up to on a daily basis, you can find me on Instagram. My handle is carealot. I will follow you back. 🙂
I survived my first foodie posting on here. Shocking, right? That was a long posting. Thanks for reading and I hope you like my introduction! Off to the next #foodporn story!