A Day at the Distillery

Cassandra and Madeliza on a “still” moment on the tour.

from Madeliza

Last month, month Cassandra and I had the opportunity to tour the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, conveniently located about 11 miles from Stevenson Ridge. I will have to say that this is one must-see hidden gem in the Fredericksburg area.

The Bowman Distillery produces an assortment of artisanal spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. Its brands have won more than 100 …


Burying the Bourbon

bury-the-bourbonfrom Elizabeth

When a November bride requested to bury bourbon for her ceremony, I was interested in learning more on this very interesting Southern tradition.

As the tradition goes, to prevent rain or bad weather on your wedding day, you bury a bottle of bourbon. Dig a hole at the ceremony site and bury an unopened bottle of bourbon (recommended upside-down). Right after you say, “I do,” dig up the bottle and enjoy! According to superstition, you’ll have sunny skies …