What an amazing year it’s been for Glen and I at Black Draft Distillery! We experienced our biggest amount of growth, reached record highs in sales, and opened to a full season of tours including three open house weekends.
We heard your stories around the barn, we saw your posts of celebrating with our bourbon and ‘shine, and we were humbled at the many times you pitched in and helped us at our many times of need.
This year it is time to SHINE ON even bigger and brighter than before.
With the colder months this winter ahead, we are going to focus on making the experience here at the distillery even more personal and welcoming to you folks for our Barn Opening kickoff event this spring (date and details coming soon).
We are cooking up more delicious cocktails and recipes to bring on the ‘shine in your celebrations and gatherings.
We are heading out on the roads of West Virginia to thank as many of you for your support these first years.
And last, but not least, we are gearing up for the big launch of our first batch of Black Draft Straight Bourbon to be released this summer.
This is the year to SHINE ON!
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FRIDAY— DECEMBER 23, tours available by appointment
SATURDAY— DECEMBER 24, CLOSED
SUNDAY— DECEMBER 25, CLOSED—MERRY CHRISTMAS!
MONDAY— DECEMBER 26, CLOSED
FRIDAY— DECEMBER 30, tours available by appointment
SATURDAY— DECEMBER 31, tours available by appointment
SUNDAY— JANUARY 1, CLOSED — HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Purchases available for pickup—please call 540-686-0100 to schedule
It’s hard to believe how different last year was from this one, how much has changed in the barn (now two barns), the lessons we learned and the friendships we have made in each and every one of you who have visited us here. We have so much to be thankful for this year and the ones to come.
One year ago we rode in the Apple Harvest Parade for the first time since the days of riding with Biscuit.
One year ago we took a big leap and began our expansion to a new production building and equipment. That fall we held our breath, said a little prayer, and made the plans to create bourbon we could look up to.
One year ago I said to the moonshiner, “Let’s have one big open house in December, we’ll call it a Barn Warming (because there is nothing that can warm a cold barn like bunch of friends showing up). We figured a few dozen of our friends would come. That weekend we opened our barn to hundreds of folks, more new friendships made, and gave us a blessing that we were steering on the right path with our little hobby turned business.
We are excited to invite you to continue on this crazy wonderful journey. The next year as bourbon is made and finally released to the public, we want to humbly say,
Join us at the barn Thanksgiving Week for tours and tastings from Noon to 5pm Monday thru Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Sample our Cider Sangria (recipe found here), perfect for celebrating the holiday season, and browse through our mercantile room for gift giving ideas.
Tours and tastings are complimentary, and we are dog and family friendly too!
Black Draft Distillery | 1140 Kelly Island Road, Martinsburg, WV | 540-686-1000