Silver Hills Winery

FINALLY!

We made it up to Silver Hills in Tekamah to get some of their wine.  We’ll be back to try a few more next week, but bought a couple to start…including:  14th Harvest Red, Carriage House Red, Silver Fox, Lushous, Ray’s Red, and Seyval.  The Seyval is produced from locally grown grapes!  Thank you Phil & June!

It looks like it’s gonna be a great day.  So stop on in for some awesome Nebraska wines in one of the coolest spaces around.

P.S.  We ran one of the kegs dry yesterday, so we put Zipline’s Oatmeal Porter on tap!  We certainly have a terrific selection of very tasty beers.

Hope to see you soon!

Cut Spike Distillery

The sister company to the Lucky Bucket Brewing Company in La Vista is the Cut Spike Distillerycut spikeThis is the first spirits distillery in Nebraska to operate since prohibition.  Originally, the owners of Lucky Bucket intended to operate a distillery, until they were curtailed in their efforts due to existing Nebraska Law.  The Lucky Bucket Brewing company was established as an alternative to the distillery.  Some time later, after petitioning the state legislature to change the law to allow a legal distillery, the Cut Spike Distillery was established.

Producing fine hand-made whiskey, vodka, brandy, and rum using pristine water from the Sandhills of Nebraska. Cut Spike Distillery pays homage to traditional small batch-distilled spirits that are handcrafted from start to finish.

The distillery released Nebraska’s first single-malt whiskey last fall. The whiskey is produced entirely on-site, from brewing the wash and distilling the spirit to barrel aging and hand-filling each bottle.  Cut Spike Distillery won a double gold medal for its single malt whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April 2014.

 

Tecumseh’s Prayer

Tecumseh“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”