Biltwell/ Kickstart Nashville Bash 2010

Sneak-peek stuff here: our friend Walt out at Kickstart Cycle Supply has been doing the heavy lifting on a southern-US event. We've settled on Nashville since it has a great Creole joint, some awesome back roads and of course Whiskey!

No details yet, just that it's going to be summer 2010,
will include camping, riding and typical shenanigans. Stay tuned!


Flatironmike said...

yeah Nashville!

um, i thin it's it's Whisky (no e if it's stilled outside Scotchland)

hooooo ah

Flatironmike said...

confusing to say the least

The word "whiskey" is believed to have been coined by soldiers of King Henry II who invaded Ireland in the 12th century as they struggled to pronounce the native Irish words uisce beatha [ɪʃkʲə bʲahə], meaning "water of life". Over time, the pronunciation changed from "Whishkeyba" (an approximation of how the Irish term sounds) to "Whisky". The name itself is a Gaelic translation of the Latin phrase aqua vitae, meaning "Water of Life".[30]

At one time, all whisky was spelled without the "e", as "whisky". In around 1870, the reputation of Scottish whisky was very poor as Scottish distilleries flooded the market with cheaper spirits produced using the Coffey still. The Irish and American distilleries adopted the spelling "whiskey", with the extra "e", to distinguish their higher quality product. Today, the spelling whisky (plural whiskies) is generally used for whiskies distilled in Scotland, Wales, Canada, and Japan, while whiskey is used for the spirits distilled in Ireland and America. Even though a 1968 directive of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms specifies "whisky" as the official U.S. spelling, it allows labeling as "whiskey" in deference to tradition and most U.S. producers still use the historical spelling. Exceptions such as Early Times, Maker's Mark, and George Dickel are usually indicative of a Scottish heritage.[6]

In the late Victorian era, Irish whiskey was the world's most popular whisk(e)y. Of the Irish whiskeys, Dublin whiskeys were regarded as the grands crus of whiskeys. In order to differentiate Dublin whiskey from other whiskies, the Dublin distilleries adopted the spelling "whiskey". The other Irish distilleries eventually followed suit. The last Irish "whisky" was Paddy, which adopted the "e" in 1966.[6]

"Scotch" is the internationally recognized term for "Scotch whisky" however it is rarely used in Scotland, where grain whisky is generally referred to as "whisky" and single malt whisky as "malt".[31]

In many Latin-American countries, whisky (wee-skee) is used as a photographer's cue to smile, supplanting English "cheese". The Uruguayan film Whisky got its name because of this.

Walter said...

Mike just found Wikipedia! YEA!

Wes said...

We will add it to our trips next summer!

vinnie said...

Hey bill i believe jack d. is bourbon. bourbon whiskey a la frank sinatra.

Anonymous said...

too bad Lynchburg,Tn is in a dry county...