We had a fantastic time there. First of all... it is the best smelling place in all the world. Trust me on this.
I had called ahead so they had my bourbon all ready for me. The family browsed around and picked out Makers Mark loot while I dipped my bottles. I spied this awesome grilling apron... and I admit I wanted it bad. It had a bottle opener on a retractable lanyard and everything. Freakin' nice. But it was like a hundred bucks so I didn't buy it.
Anyway DrWho took the kids outside to play while I finished up and I mention the apron to the cashier while I was settling the bill. I really wanted it but just wasn't gonna buy it. The lady went on and on about my family and my kids and how adorable they all were and how well behaved... then she noted that I wasn't wearing my ambassador pin. I had no idea there was such a thing. So she sent me over to another lady to get my pin. I went over there and sure enough I was chastened for not wearing a pin. "Oh Mr Cherolis you have to wear the pin. Otherwise people may think you're just some common visitor. You get respect around here." So she pulled out a pin and stuck it to my shirt. Cracks me up. Anyway... I collect my loot and say bye and get a few hugs... then I go outside... and find that the ladies have snuck out during the pin diversion... and given my wife a bag. In it I find a very nice card and... and the apron I'd lusted over. "A gift from the family."
Because Makers Mark is awesome.
We actually hung around and had a little picnic there on the grounds and like three or four times groups of women that worked there would sneak outside to see the kids and tell us how adorable the they all are.
Again... Because Makers Mark is awesome.
I'll probably drink a little and then tell you its the greatest thing ever... because you can't have it.