I'm interested in manufacturing, especially historical manufacturing. On a trip about a month ago we made a quick detour to the Jack Daniel's distillery in Tennessee. It's an interesting place with an interesting history. There's even a Lutheran tie-in. Mr. Daniel purchased the distillery and the recipe he worked with from a friend of his who was his business partner in young adulthood. It seems the business partner, who was a part-time Lutheran pastor, was under pressure from people in the "temperance" movement to leave the distilling business. So he sold his share in the product.
Here's a humorous picture from the visit. Notice carefully what kind of birds these are. Are they spies?