Morning Joe | November 20, 2012
>> susan was there. along with bunny, julia.
>> julia reed . i heard her toast was quite something.
>> she is a toasting champion.
>> with us now to reveal "garden & gun's" award, dave benidetto.
>> from the council tool company in north carolina , been around 126 years, hudson bay head. this is the original multitool. if you go in the woods, going camping.
>> my mother uses one of these every day for her art.
>> you want to give that --
>> swiss army knife .
>> if you want to get this for something for christmas. if you've got a friend or neighbor that needs a good ax.
>> everybody needs one.
>> what else we got?
>> whoa, easy there.
>> i'm a huge fan of the bourbon.
>> heilemann's holding it up. show them what they won.
>> it's belle meade , you know who lives in belle meade ?
>> how is this compared to the moonshine?
>> it's equally as good. smoother.
>> mika, take a sip. is that not great stuff.
>> it's good.
>> this is --
>> 20% more rye than most bourbons.
>> yeah, i'm good. go ahead.
>> that stuff is great. if you got a drunk on the list who appreciates --
>> on " morning joe ," what they do is eat the food and go --
>> it's great. it has an amazing history. two guys get together find out their grandfather had a distillery. great, great grandfather. they track it down, they revive it. and they use the original recipe and now we have belle meade bourbon, this is good stuff.
>> i want to say, i've drunk a lot of bourbon in my time and also a lot at 7:47 in the morning. this is the best bourbon i've ever drunk before 8:00 a.m .
>> it is.
>> this cheese. great cheese comes from an interesting place unknown.
>> yeah, from georgia. five years ago the south was not known as a cheese-making hot bed. not even close. the couple leaves atlanta, buys 126-acre farm, never seen a tractor, raising cows, start raising pigs , and they decide to feed the pigs they're going to make cheese and realize, wow, we're not bad at this.
>> farm stead cheese from nature's harmony farm.
>> if you've got a cheese head in your family. this stuff is great.
>> this impressed one of our judges, blew everybody away.
>> i don't know what that means, but it impressed me. what else do we have here?
>> the duck call things --
>> you're a duck hunter, right?
>> that'll scare them away.
>> sounds like the brzezinski home.
>> i don't think that's the idea, huh?
>> here's how it's supposed to sound.
>> do it the way --
>> i'm a yankee.
>> there we go.
>> that's the real thing.
>> kinney calls --
>> sam stein sounded like the effect --
>> that sounded like -- cutting its head off.
>> i'm used to the chauffeur not the duck caller.
>> so kinney calls, another great family tradition , his great grandfather made these calls, collectible items now, he's decided to revive the company, started making them himself.
>> i guess you guys were down in south carolina .
>> yeah, palmetto bluff.
>> that looks beautiful.
>> the pictures are amazing. but she showed me a bag maker down there that had set it up in the back of a pickup truck. who is this?
>> you can see those on south by northeast.
>> this is matthew cook , company is border state in kentucky. he was a landscape architect in grad school , got tired of studying, decided he wanted to fool around with some leather and make something, started making bags. he was searching for some tools and while in a tack shop found a hoof pick and used that as the latch for his bag.
>> fantastic stuff.
>> they're beautiful, great. will last you a lifetime like most of all the stuff besides the bourbon.
>> what do you want to do next? pick one more.
>> let's do the blanket.
>> that's beautiful.
>> diane nort, nort farms out of virginia. here is a gal who graduated high school . her parents asked her, do you want a car? no 0, she said. i want a loom. she has a flock of sheep.
>> that's exactly what i said to my dad.
>> she makes only 75 blankets a year. great color blocking, natural vegetable dye. just cool things.
>> it seems like the obvious combination is the bourbon and the ax.
>> one or the other and you're in trouble.
>> the ax goes with pretty much everything.
>> i'm going to give it to my mom for christmas.
>> you should. it's yours.
>> your magazine does this every year. i'm telling you, we talked about this being a southern phenomenon, a lot of people in the northeast are starting to pick up on it.
>> it's a national phenomenon. it is amazing. new york is one of the i think top ten states in terms of subscription. top five, i think. it's spreading and we're delighted it is.
>> fantastic. we love having you on here. susan is having a great time. the issue of "garden & gun" is out next with dave dibenedetto.