Miss Mash by Carlene Holder

Carlene Holder

Daughter of ex-moonshiner and Ivy Mountain Master Distiller, Carlos Lovell, Carlene is a self-proclaimed ‘Daddy’s Girl’ who could never tell her beloved father no. In 2012, she joined the family business to make Daddy’s dream of selling liquor (legally, this time) come true. She has a sentimental side and is full of childhood stories, especially those related to growing up in Clarkesville. Keep up with Miss Mash and her weekly ramblings here.


Happy May! 

May 4, 2015

It’s the month when we can finally put away the layers and grab the flipflops.  Coming up soon is Mother’s Day, and even though mamas and whiskey are not usually...


Pure Joy

December 19, 2014

Each of us has a personal archive.  Some memories evoke pure joy and instantly take us back in time.  At this season especially I find myself opening some of those...



July 1, 2014

…and the livin’ is easy. At least Miss Mash is hoping so, dear reader. I love summer. It’s my favorite time of the year because I detest being cold. I...

Lighted bar.

Let’s Celebrate Tavern Month with Legal Moonshine!

May 13, 2014

For more than sixty years, people “in the know” have recognized the culture of the American bar and tavern.  It’s where friends and neighbors celebrate their lives – wins, losses,...

Home is Always Where the Heart Is

March 19, 2014

One of the best things about being in this business with Daddy is the people we get to see.  Last Friday was really special because I had the pleasure of...

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