As much as I liked the local newspaper writing about the creative seasonal cocktail menu at a popular Charleston, WV, restaurant, I still feel the need to correct one important oversight. Continue reading “Bartenders deserve credit for creating autumn cocktails”
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”
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”
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”
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.
“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”
This little distillery hidden deep in the Appalachian Mountains makes only one product: Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine. It’s made from the original Hatfield family moonshine recipe passed down to Nancy Hatfield, who is a great-great-granddaughter the of notorious Devil Anse Hatfield. Hence the distillery’s catchy slogan, “The Drink of the Devil.” Continue reading “Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine available online”
One fun thing about good mountain moonshine is that it can serve as a base for many other flavors.
Appalachian Distillery in Ripley, West Virginia, is one moonshiner that has been busy experimenting with quite a few natural flavoring ingredients for its blends. Continue reading “Appalachian Distillery adds flavors”