Vol. 3 Num. 5
Covey Rise

Vol. 3 Num. 5

Covey Rise

Vol. 3 Num. 5 – August/September 2015

The Covey Rise team continues to travel to all corners of the world in the August-September issue 2015 of Covey Rise.  We start our travels with author, Tom Keer who discusses the experiences of Wild Wing Lodge and Kennel in Upland Kentucky and the lodges’ thriving bird populations in a healthy habitat as well as providing exceptional dog kennels.  We also traveled along the Kentucky River to the Buffalo Trace Distillery, which continues to make bourbon that sets a standard of excellence in taste and the community motto, “Honor Tradition, Embrace Change” is strongly shown through the passion and elegance of its bourbon.

Up next, author Everett Potter takes us to a mountain paradise at the Yellowstone Club, a sportsman’s year-round playground set on about 14,000 acres of land.  Featured in this story is professional golfer Tom Weiskopf, who has turned his considerable talents to golf course design into a stunning mountain golf course experience at Yellowstone Club.

Next, the Covey Rise staff travelled to Hawick, Scotland to stop at the home of tweed and reveal how this historic fabric is made today, just as it was two hundred years ago.  Dating back to 1882, Lovat Mill is the sole producer of tweed in Hawick, weaving and operating at the mill 24-hours, to keep their business vibrant.  Computerized looms from Germany at Lovat Mill operate at speeds that will be dizzying to previous generations of tweed makers.  

In Spain, Covey Rise, along with Spanish gun makers Aguirre and Aranzabal, celebrate one hundred years of making fine shotguns and the preservation of the Basque firearms industry.

In a South Carolina church in the early 1900s, a stray dog became the foundation of the Boykin spaniel breed.  Over time, the Boykins’ reputation has reached into the upland side of hunting.  Tolerant of hot weather, the dogs are especially popular in dove and quail fields.  Is this the right dog for you?

Additionally in South Carolina, Chef Sean Brock brings panache to his four Southern restaurants and into your kitchen through his new book Heritage that speak to Southern culinary pride and Brock’s beginnings in rural Virginia.

Ultimately, traveling helps Covey Rise celebrate the entire sporting lifestyle experience.  Where will we travel to next?  Be sure to check out the October/November issue to see where Covey Rise will take you next!