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{gertrude cleo lithgow
during the prohibition era (1920-1933), the import, sale
and consumption of alcohol was forbidden by law.
organized crime and bootlegging rose to meet the
publics demand for booze. one legendary rum-runner
was gertrude cleo lythgoe.

while working in new york as a stenographer for a

british importer/exporter when prohibition was passed,
gertie was chosen to set up a wholesale liquor
business operating out of nassau.

gertie operated fearlessly in a male-dominated

profession. on one occassion, on hearing herself and
her goods been bad-mouthed by a man, she marched
into the barbers shop, dragged the critic out and
took him to her office, where she promised to
put a bullet through him if he didnt stop. the man fled.
other men tried to intimidate her and found themselves
threatened at gunpoint, by the fearsome beautiful gertie.

during her years of operation, gertie achieved celebrity

status through popular newspaper stories.
eventually she left the bahamas, retired from the
bootlegging business and returned to america.
she died in 1974 at the age of 86.

cheers to you gertie!

404 Old Fashion
Homemade brown butter
Old grand-dad Bourbon,

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roasted pecan syrup, dale degroffs bitters
Our take on a classic, the 404 Old Fashion mixes in Southern
flavors by steeping brown butter with bourbon amd toasted pecan
syrup. Old Fashion lovers rejoice!

404 Vesper
grey goose vodka, beefeater gin,
lillet ros, rosemary aromatics
As the counterpart to the 404 Old Fashion, we wanted a lighter
approach to balance out our signature style. This twist on a traditional
vesper blends in the aromatics of rosemary with the sweetness
of lillet ros, a sweet apertif, to excite your tastebuds.
the Line
we are goin to hell for
the songs we sing

Johnny Cash moved to Nashville in 1966 after his fall-out with his wife Vivian. Trying to
reconcile his past relationship with June Carter, Johnny purchases a large house near a lake in
Hendersonville, to be closer to her. This is where June helps Johnny detox from his drug habit.

del maguey vida mezcal, aperol, pamplemousse, lime,
agave, topo sabores
cabeza blanco tequila, roasted tomatillo, ancho reyes verde, lime,
agave, mexican tajin rim
havana club anjeo rum, plantation pineapple rum,
bitter truth falernum, passionfruit, nutmeg
buffalo trace bourbon, bruto americano, vanilla, coriander
dewars white label scotch, st. dram allspice,
cold brew, vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate salt bitters

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The movie about Loretta Lynn's career in country music, featured a few
landmarks of Nashville. In one scene Sissy Spacek, aka Loretta Lynn, is seen arguing with
Tommy Lee Jones in the alley between the Ryman Auditorium and Tootsie's
World Famous Orchid Lounge. Legendary musical artists have played the stage at Tootsie's
during the breaks at the Grand Ole Opry while performing at the Ryman Auditorium.

you aint woman enough to take my man

fall to pieces
big machine vodka, lillet ros, rose petal,
lemon, soda
minne pearl
Wodka vodka, prosecco, Dolin Blanc,
luxardo cherry, eucalyptus, lemon
midnight jamboree
Fords gin, luxardo maraschino, bitter truth violette
liquor, lavendar, lemon, grapefruit
betty sue
plymouth gin, yellow chartreuse, domaine de canton,
carrot juice, citrus, absinthe spray
honky tonk girl
four roses bourbon, yellow chartreuse,
amaro nonino, giffard peach, mint
{the matrix
this is your last chance . . .
after this, there is no turning back.

You have to look closely for Nashville in this one - in the first couple of minutes, there's a fight
scene on the rooftops in a darkened city. That skyline? Our little ol' Nashville.

the blue pill

sazerac 6-year rye, apple, carpano bianco,
dom benedictine, cinnamon

white rabbit
wild turkey 101, calvados,
chamomile honey, lemon, clove

there is no spoon
four roses bourbon, oloroso sherry,
cardamaro, maple, orange bitters
Bold Rock Hard Cider 4.7% (NC) $6
Yazoo Gerst Amber Ale 5.1% (TN) $6

Little Harpeth Chicken
Scratch Pilsner, 5.25% (TN) $6
Yee Haw Dunkel Lager 5.5% (TN) $6
Jackalope Rompo Red Rye Ale, 5.6% (TN) $6
Tailgate Brewery Peanut Butter Milk Stout, 5.8% (TN) $6
Wicked Weed Freak of Nature IPA, 8.5% (NC) $7

Monmartre Sparkling Brut, France Uni Blanc NV $10.
Domaine Montrose Ros, Languedoc, France 2016 $10. B

Brugnano v90 Pinot Grigio, Sicily, Italy 2015 $10.
Drylands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2015 $11.
Cuvaison Chardonnay, Carneros, California 2014 $14.

Bouchaine Pinot Noir, Carneros, California 2015 $14.

Columbia Winery Merlot, Columbia, Washington 2014 $10. red
Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California 2015 $10.
Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage

made from fermented grain mash. Various grains
(which may be malted) are used for different varieties,
including barley, corn (maize), rye, and wheat. Whiskey is typically aged in wooden
casks, generally made of charred white oak. Whiskey is a strictly regulated spirit
worldwide with many classes and types. The typical unifying characteristics of the
different classes and types are the fermentation of grains, distillation, and aging
in wooden barrels.

Rye needs to be, as noted, 51% rye. The remaining 49% includes
other grains. Usually, those grains include corn, wheat, malted
rye, and malted barley, in any combination. Some distilleries,
though, have experimented with rice, oats, and other grains. In ryes from
large producers, though, the proportions are typically about 51% rye, 39%
corn, and 10% malted barley. Like bourbon, the rules on rye require the use of

new charred-oak barrels. This allows the barrel to impart more of its own
flavors of oak, caramel, and vanilla into the whiskey than you get with Scotch,
which generally uses second-hand barrels.

Bourbon whiskey must be made from a grain mixture which is at least 51%
corn. The fermentation process for this mixture is often started by mixing in
some mash from an older already fermenting batch, a process known as sour
mash. Much like how Scotch must be made in Scotland, Bourbon can only be
labeled as Bourbon if it was made in the United States. While the rules are
slightly more loose with Bourbon than with Scotch it still has to conform to a
few requirements. The spirit must be distilled to no more than 80% alcohol
and be no more than 62.5% when put into casks for aging in new charred oak
barrels. Finally Bourbon has no minimum aging period, but to call your

product Straight Bourbon it must be
aged for no less than two years (and no
added flavors or spirits).
The Chef Ten
We present our Top Ten picks, straight from Gerties Almanac.

1 Reservoir - Richmond, Virginia

100 proof - wheat

2 St. George Spirit - Alemeda, California

86 proof - single malt

3 Tyrconnell - Riverstown County Carlow

92 proof - single malt 16 year

4 Old Forester - Louisville, Kentucky

90 proof - 1870

5 Orphan Barrel - Tullahoma, Tennessee

90.5 proof - forged oak, 15 year, Louisville

6 Willet - Bardstown, Kentucky $40.

128.2 proof - 3 little piggies 13 year - barrel #2087

7 Pikeville - Bardstown, Kentucky

110 proof - straight

8 WhistlePig - Shoreham, Vermont & Canada $38.

111.9 proof - 404 private barrel - 11 year 4 months

9 Quiet Man - Derry, North Ireland

80 proof - 8 year, single malt

10 Jack Daniels - Lynchburg, Tennessee

90 proof - sinatra


Tennessee Bourbon
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A Whisky Flight is an exciting way to enjoy many different whiskies while minimizing
the risk of over doing it. Its good for your head and your wallet. All of our flights are
served as a 1 oz pour per whisky and have been chosen with care and purpose.

Hunters Tennessee Bourbon

$30. Crazy Old Whisky
Elijah Craig 23 year
Parkers Heritage 24 year

H. Clark Tennessee
Battel Field Tennessee Bourbon Orphan Barrel Whoop & Holler 28 year

The Real Tennessee Flight $54. Wait Staff Bourbon Pick $24.
George Dickie 17 year Tennessee Whisky W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Belle Mead 10 year Hard Pour Corn Bourbon I.W. Harper
Jack Daniels Sinatra Tennessee Whisky Noahs Mill Small Batch

Van Winkle $120. Kitchen Staff Whisky Pick $30.

Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year Belle Meade 9 year Sherry Cask Bourbon
Van Winkle Lot B 12 year Michters American
Family Reserve 15 year Willet 3 year 112.4 proof Rye

Ultimate Pappy Van Winkle $335. Real Rye $54.

Buffalo Trace White Dog Wheated Mash Lock Stock & Barrel 16 year
Van Winkle 20 year Rye Millstone 100
Pappy Van Winkle 15 year Black Maple Hill
Pappy Van Winkle 20 year
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year Scotch Whisky $36.
Compass Box Hedonism
404 Barrel Pick $55. Glen Garioch 1797 Founders Reserve
Whistle Pig Old World 404 Private Barrel AnCnoc 12 year
Belle Mead 10 year Hard Pour Corn
Willet 13 year 3 Little Pigs Japanese Whisky $50.
Akashi Single Malt
Ichiros Malt & Grain
Hibiki 12 year
Cannonbourogh Beverage Company
{HOney Basil, Grapefruit Elderflower, Ginger Beer

Mexican Coke $3.

Diet Coke $2.5
Sprite $3.

Mountain Valley Sparkling Water

{500 mL
cheese board $10.
local honey | crostini
chicken liver pt $10.

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toast | pickles | dijon
bentons smoky mountain ham $12.
biscuits | whiskey jam
deviled eggs $6.

pretzel $8.
black truffle | honey | mustard

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frito pie $10.
fritos | chili | jalapeno | black olive | tomato
scallion | sour cream
tater tot poutine $10.
gravy | mozzarella curd | chives

smoked bologna $10.
pickled apple | slaw | bourbon brown butter | brioche bun
manwich $10.
beef bolognese | basil | mozzarella | giardiniera | italian roll
cold fried chicken salad $12.
hot chicken mayo | apple | butter lettuce | potato bun
grilled cheese $10.
merican | bouchon | hot pepper relish | sourdough