If there are two things we love around here at Drink Music City, they are whiskey and barbecue. That’s why it was exciting to find out that Adam Perry Lang, renowned as one of the most acclaimed masters of smoke and meat in the US, stopped by the George Dickel Distillery in Tullahoma, TN as part of his cross country journey to create the coolest handmade products for the ultimate tailgate party. Lang is the newest member of the Barbecue Hall of Fame and has written several books sharing his barbecue techniques and philosophies.
He recently undertook a tour to discover the best outdoor eating and drinking tours, even forging his own butcher knife on the way, so it really isn’t a surprise that he made a stop at Dickel, since Dickel and Sundrop is a staple at many Tennessee tailgaters. If I had back all the Dickel Drop brain cells that I’ve killed off through the years, well…then I could probably think of something clever to type at the end of this sentence.
But Lang suffers from no such lack of mental acuity and is a sharp student of the culinary arts. During his tour of the distillery, he took part in just about every aspect of the production of this wonderful Tennessee whiskey. (Which they spell “whisky” without the “y” in acknowledgement of the great Scottish products that George Dickel himself though to emulate.) So open up a bottle of George Dickel 8, George Dickel 12 or Barrel Select, either straight up or with your favorite mixer, and join Adam on a virtual tour of the distillery in beautiful Cascade Hollow.