Friday, April 8, 2011

"Turkey Huntin' Opens Near Cascade Holler"

Spring turkey season is finally here in TN, with openin' day being last Saturday, went all last weekend and never got a thing, although 
saw several and heard a few. Couldn't get'em to listen to me for some reason.



But this weekend has started out on a better note, saw 5 gobblers, 1 hen with a beard (rare) and 10 other hens, hit the call 1 time and had an Ol' Tom comin' right toward me, I waited til he was about 15 yards from me and blasted him, had him bagged by 7 AM, this fine Friday morning, he had a 10 1/2" beard and 1 1/4" spurs.  Good Luck to all other Gobbler hunters, nothing like takin' a big Ol' Tom.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Sugar Maple

Unfortunately the first Sugar Maple tree the Red Cup Society donated to Dickel property died...so lets try this again, another one was ordered,  last week it was brought out and planted by Shahans Brothers Nursery, Tullahoma TN.....hopefully the second time will be a charm, the tree looks really good, come on down and see for yourself!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sorry about the delay in posting something, (the hubby was not in the holler for a little over 7 months, due to surgeries) he's back now, and hopefully we can get you guys back on track as to what's happenin'.


Things seem to be on the right track, shipping out whisky left and right...bottoms up guys, keep the liquor flowing. 


Today it is snowing,  time do some sippin' and reflectin'!


Here in the holler its the quiet beauty and cozy comfort of a deep winter's day that provides some time to kick off your boots and relax in your cozy chair next to a warm glowing fire... and possibly a Dickel in your hand.



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jammin' in the Holler


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Our little town of Normandy in Bedford County Tn, hosted a concert by Country Music Artist Jamey Johnson on October 13, 2010.

The free concert was a fundraiser for the Normandy Volunteer Fire Department.

Normandy resident and business owner Nikki Mitchell is friends with Jamey and is one of the reasons Johnson agreed to perform here.

While in town Jamey was given a few tokens of appreciation, he was given a fireman's hat and was named honorary member of the Normandy Volunteer Fire Department and was also given some of Ol' George Dickel's Finest Sippin' Whisky by the Fire Department as well as by Lou, Dickel's own tour guide.

The concert was "awesome" and a total success with an estimated 3000+ in attendance, who knew Normandy could hold so many people.

Many Thanks go out to:

The Town of Normandy
The Normandy Volunteer Fire Department
The River Cafe
Jamey Johnson
Nikki Mitchell

And all those that made this a success!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Safety Cookout




From time to time the Dickel employees have a safety cookout. Each time this is done a new set of cooks are picked, on April 29, 2010, the foremans ( Brian, David and Donald) grilled some burgers and brauts, on the side they had potato salad, beans and all the fixin's. It was some really good eatin'.

I appreciate Mr. Lunn inviting me to be a part of this.

Good Friends, Good Times, but sorry guys No Good Whisky on the clock.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

TN Turkey Season

Here in TN, turkey season begins on April 3rd (we are counting down the days), but the Dickel turkey (smart birds) know that they are safe as long as they stay on Dickel property, because there is "NO HUNTING" allowed.

We have been seeing about 14 gobblers (most with beards that look like paint brushes) and about 40 hens on a daily basis for quiet some time now. This may be due in part that the guards keep them plenty full by tossing them corn daily.


Every morning as we are measuring, cooking, fermenting and filling or emptying barrels we can hear the rumbles in the holler as the turkey come off roost and start gobbling and strutting.



We think spring has finally arrived, not only from the turkeys but also from our surroundings, the grass and trees are getting green, buttercups are blooming everywhere. We think this is a sure sign its here to stay.

We think our buddies in North Carolina (GDRCS) are bout ready for a few road trips!!!!!!!




If you happen to be coming to the holler for a visit, and are coming in from I-24, there's a good chance you will see the new billboard just up the road from the distillery, at the top of Cascade Hollow Rd.