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Articles on West Virginia distilleries and whiskey.

Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine available online

Drink of the Devil

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

Appalachian Distillery adds flavors

Appalachian Distillery new flavors
Appalachian Distillery keeps bringing us new flavors of its Appalachian Moonshine. Pictured are Caramel Apple, Strawberry Lemonade, and Peach.

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

Paw Paw moonshine flows at Appalachian Distillery

ApDist-04Paw Paw Moonshine? I’ll bet you’ve never heard of it, let alone tried it. Well that all changed for me with a visit to Appalachian Distillery located at Ripley, West Virginia.

Two former coal miners with deep family roots in the moonshine industry opened this rustic little distillery to continue a long-standing family tradition. A couple of years ago, while still working in the mines, co-founders Dwayne Freeman and James Hager began talking about leaving the mines and entering the whiskey business.

Hager tells a bit of their story in this video.

Continue reading Paw Paw moonshine flows at Appalachian Distillery