Hunt Travel: Car, Plane, Boat and Train, March 22
Different modes of transportation take Hovey throughout North America as he bowfishes across the continent, goes on the MV Spirit on a hunt on Kodiak Island, flies to Canada and takes a train to hunt deep into Mexico. Although not always successful on these solo-hunts, Hovey takes the opportunity to get on the road, explore America and take the listeners, “On the road again, to places where you’ve never been.”
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In a light-hearted fashion he discusses the practicalities of going on long hunts away from home, getting firearms and other equipment across international boundaries and how unexpected events can often yield interesting results in far-off parts of the continent.
On this show, by chance, he visits the George Dickel distillery in Tennessee where he discovers the secrets of making fine distilled spirits using a native American yeast discovered by George Dickel in the 1800s. This yeast is used to make a beer which is processed to make what has been often judged as the nation’s finest whiskey. Using inefficient hand methods, 12 barrels a day of fine whiskey are made in Cascade Hollow without regards to inconvenience or costs. After being twice distilled and filtered through hand-made charcoal, it is barreled for 8-12 years to become what is justly called Tennessee Sipping Whiskey. This produce has its distinct taste, but is the equal in quality and smoothness to any of the world’s fine whiskies.
The George Dickel brand is not advertised and there are no plans to increase production. The price for a 750 ml. bottle is from between $24 and $48 at the distillery. It is expensive, worth it, and the makers intend to keep it that way. The distillery is located off I 24 between Nashville and Chattanooga about 15 miles over narrow winding roads from the interstate. Tours of the distillery are given five days a week with none on Sundays and Mondays.