|Subject: Drinking at the brewery|
Posted Aug 31, 2005 by invisibleknight
Lychburg is a "dry county", it is actually illegal to drink there!
I don't know if there is a special dispensation for the Brewery though.
I visited Lynchburg in late July '04 and whilst I was able to buy a special edition bottle of whiskey, the complimentary refreshment was chilled lemonade. Given how hot and humid it was at that time (the storms in Nashville the next night were something to behold), lemonade was most welcome. As a change from the highway I had driven on up from Atlanta to Moore County, I drove the backroads north to Nashville to get a taste of the farmlands and small towns there and whiskey doesn't aid the process.
The tour of the distillery is interesting and well polished. Making whiskey is fundamentally a simple manufacturing process that owes as much if not more to the brilliant power of nature as to the ingenuity of those who harness it. This is not to say that skill of the distiller does not play an important part but once the recipe has been perfected, the focus is on compliance and quality control. As a result, like the Glenturret distillery in Scotland, at Lynchburg there are relatively few people involved in the making of the product but many involved in the visitor centre.
To those who make the trip to Moore County, enjoy!
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