Category Archives: Distilleries

Articles on West Virginia distilleries and whiskey.

Appalachian Distillery single barrel bourbon debuts

Dwayne Freeman, distiller at Appalachian Distillery,
Dwayne Freeman, distiller at Appalachian Distillery, has introduced some new whiskey products at his small West Virginia distillery.

Appalachian Distillery of Ripley, West Virginia, has been busy working on some new products including an 80 proof whiskey and a 100 proof bourbon. Continue reading Appalachian Distillery single barrel bourbon debuts

Jingle bells, shotgun shells

Shotgun shell four packs of moonshine
They look like giant 12 gauge shotgun shells. inside each is a surprise from Pinchgut Hollow Distillery. Once packaged in 4-packs, these”shells” will make a novel holiday gift package.
Have you seen Shotgun Shells like these?

Gift packs are hot items over the next couple of months, and Pinchgut Hollow Distillery of Fairmont, WV, has a good one. It comes packaged with two red and two green shotgun shell-shaped boxes. Pull apart the shotgun shell container and out pops a 50 ml bottle of Pinchgut Hollow Distillery’s flavored moonshine. Green shells hold the Honey Peach Moon, while red ones hold Apple Pie Shine. Continue reading Jingle bells, shotgun shells

WVABCA Trade Show good for state’s small distilleries

West Virginia craft distilleries prepare for the evening crowd
West Virginia craft distilleries prepare for the evening crowd to arrive at the WV Alcohol Beverage Control Administration Trade Show in Charleston, WV.

Each year, the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) hosts a distilled spirits industry trade show for the state’s liquor retailers. WVABCA Commissioner Ronald Moats describes the show as “the perfect opportunity for buyers to connect with distillery representatives who are showcasing exciting new products, packaging, promotions, and offering outstanding savings.” Continue reading WVABCA Trade Show good for state’s small distilleries

Black Draft Distillery starts tours, expansion

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Beginning October 9,  Black Draft Distillery in Martinsburg, West Virginia, is adding distillery tours and tastings to its business operations. Tour slots are limited, however, and reservations must be made though Black Draft’s webpage or by contacting the distillery directly. Continue reading Black Draft Distillery starts tours, expansion

Flying squirrel & distillery land in WV

Last year a new, Hampshire County, West Virginia, farm owner and his crew were out generally clearing some land when this one particular oak tree was felled. As it came crashing down, a large family of flying squirrels bailed out and scattered.

Stephen Settimi
Stephen Settimi caught at the recent WV Small Farm Conference in Charleston WV. Settimi, put his career in international development on the back-burner to buy a West Virginia farm where he will establish a farm distillery and market under the Appalachian Spirits label.

“I was mortified,” said farm owner Stephen Settimi. “I said right then and there that I would never cut down another dead tree again because there are things living in them.”

So in honor of those squirrels, the Flying Squirrel Ranch & Farm was born. And soon, some attractive farm-based ventures will follow. Continue reading Flying squirrel & distillery land in WV