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Quick Stop: Belmont, North Carolina

By Hope S. Philbrick We spent less than 24 hours in Belmont, North Carolina—eight of them asleep. And yet it was enough to fall head over heels for the place. Though a longer visit is in order, if your road trip from Point A to Point...

Six and Twenty Distillery

Whiskey to love made in South Carolina. By Bill Bauer “Every bourbon is a whiskey, but not every whiskey is a bourbon,” says Robert “Farmer” Redmond as he takes a sip of his Six and Twenty Distillery’s 5-Grain Bourbon. “And we make South Carolina’s premier whiskey.”...

Troy and Sons

Troy and Sons
Tour the distillery in Asheville, North Carolina. Buy a bottle and enjoy the good stuff at home. By Hope S. Philbrick The moonshine renaissance currently underway in the U.S. is sparked by many things (new distillers’ need to get something onto the market fast, buyers’ curiosity, moonshine’s...

Charleston, South Carolina

By Hope S. Philbrick Charleston, South Carolina, is hard to resist. It charms with its sheer beauty, rich 300-year history, distinctive personality and satisfying flavor. Stroll its cobblestone streets and discover colorful homes, distinctive ironwork, copious markets and boutiques, art galleries, horse-drawn carriages, architectural treasures, living...

Smooth Ambler Spirits

Tour and taste at this distillery in West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley. By Hope S. Philbrick After a couple of hours sitting on a bus as it weaves through the mountains, you’re pretty darn happy to get out and put your feet on solid ground. Even happier...

Barbados, West Indies

Sip rum. Set sail. Golf. Do you really need another excuse to go? By Hope S. Philbrick Someone must have burped—how else to explain the sudden strong whiff of rum as we begin our descent to Barbados? I can’t possibly detect the stuff that’s produced below...

Ohio Wine Country

By Katie DeTar To say that the wines in Eastern Ohio’s Lake County were a pleasant surprise would be an understatement. It’s a generally accepted fact that a good red wine is hard to produce outside of a sun-drenched region. But on a recent early...

Bardstown, Kentucky

By Hope S. Philbrick Bardstown, the state of Kentucky’s second-oldest city (after Harrodsburg), has been named “The Most Beautiful Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today, and is an official trailhead of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Sure, families live here and raise kids,...

Lebanon, Kentucky

Three essential Bourbon Trail stops in the heart of Kentucky. By Hope S. Philbrick Located in the center of the state, Lebanon markets itself as the “Heart of the Bourbon Belt,” the epicenter of barrel and bourbon making. It’s no mere boast. Lebanon is an official trailhead of...