This week's show is another example of the perseverance of the Michigan spirit!
Our Journey to Uncle Don's Apple Pie small distillery in Cadillac was a big surprise for the Michigan Magazine TV Crew...We simply didn't expect what we witnessed and learned of this fairly new industry growing in Michigan.
Upon entering Uncle Don's on Mitchell street we were welcomed with the sweet aroma of Apple Pies cooking....This is the secret recipe infused into Uncle Don's cocktail blends of Vodka.
As you watch this week's show you'll see the operation up close and personal as Uncle Don and his assistant QC person, Amanda, operate the stills and bottle the product in this ultra sanitary facility! Quite a difference from what many imagine a "craft" still would look like! (ie: backwoods old copper tubing camouflaged with leaves to fool the "revenuers")
This new distillery business is strictly regulated by the state and Uncle Don has all the licensing paperwork posted
They have found their niche'
Then on we head to Bellaire High School to witness an artist in action.
Former Art Instructor Ray Villafane demonstrates his love of sculpture while teaching the art of creating the most unusual JACK O LANTERNS!
Since our visit with Ray back in the 1990s he left the school system to pursue his first love....Sculpture IN ALL SORTS OF MEDIUM.
You'll find Ray's work all over the internet and coveted by a loyal clientele....Bellaire High School is where it all started.
Traveling the Michigan backroads is OUR favorite past time and bringing our adventures to our viewers is our "joy"....You know how it feels when you see something that makes you burst with pride and excitment?...That's how we feel each week!
WAIT A MINUTE! DON'T STOP READING...At the end of this show you'll be given a chance to WIN A WONDERFUL TEDDY BEAR MADE OF GENUINE MICHIGAN ALPACA WOOL valued at $50.00...You have to watch to find out how...HURRY WE'LL BE GIVING IT AWAY SOON!
NOW ON WITH THE SHOW....Enjoy!