It’s that uncanny ROUNDNESS in the hole that sends KG & Ringy into a digging frenzy. However, this week’s mystery find is a little different. On Diggers: Kentucky Bourbon KG and Ringy are in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, searching for artifacts from the two oldest bourbon distilleries in the country. They’re hoping to find some bourbon nectar, hidden bottles left behind by workers and residents on the distillery’s land. Their first stop is the Marker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, which has been turning out the “nobody’s child” of liquor since 1805. But this week’s mystery item comes from their second stop on the bourbon trail, the Buffalo Terrace distillery in Frankfort.
The Buffalo Terrace distillery was the only distillery allowed to operate during the Prohibition period, and there’s said to be an extremely rare case of bourbon lost somewhere beneath the surface of the massive complex. This week’s mystery item, though, is another relic left behind by passer-by’s of the distillery. Tim Saylor gets a major hit that sends his detector (and Tim) screaming. After brushing away the dirt on a large, round object, a small flag is revealed on a 1930’s bicycle bell. The classic bicycle bell dates back to 1877, but this enameled hand bell is a new and exciting find for the Diggers crew.