Monday, September 28, 2009

Things Are Cooking at Barbecue Hill

In the small town of Lynchburg, Tennessee you'll find the Jack Daniels distillery. As if most whiskey aficionados didn't already know this. Well known for it's outstanding whiskeys, the distillery is also a destination for barbecue and barbecue lovers.

Home of the World Championship Jack Daniels Invitational Barbecue held annually every October the distillery also serves up a fine "Mess" of 'cue in the Pavillion on Barbecue Hill. The noontime BBQ lunch goes on the Saturday of the long weekends (US) in May, July and September.

A Beautiful double sided stone fireplace is the centre piece of the lovely open air setting over looking the "Holler" and town of Lynchburg.

The spacious kitchen with it's friendly staff is serving up pulled pork, BBQ chicken cornbread, tater salad, slaw, spiced apples and beans.

Chocolate and whiskey lovers will go nuts for their chocolate pecan pie made with some of Mr. Jack's finest.

In a strange twist Moore county, in which Lynchburg and the distillery are located is actually a dry county. The fine folks aren't allowed to sell their own product*. Refreshments are therefore fresh brewed tea, coffee and lemonade. Damned tasty lemonade at that.

After lunch you can dance to the small Bluegrass band playing in the pavilion or just sit and relax enjoying the view. One of the many barrell houses that dots the hill sides in Moore county can be seen here.

Horse shoes and shuffle board are also great ways to pass the time.

Be sure to drop by the town square and vist the gift shop where you can pick up your complementary shot glass along with just about any other Jack Daniels souvenier you can think of.
The cost is a very reasonable $25.

While you're there, you may want to take the free tour of the facilities as well.

* The White Rabbit Saloon located inside the visitors center does have a special license to sell commemorative bottles.

You can visit Jack Daniels on the web or in Lynchburg.

Til we eat again


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