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Springtime in the Barn

Ahhh… the drip-drip-dripping of snow melting off a warm tin roof. The creak of the wood coming back to life. And of course, the smell of oak and bourbon is in the air.

As we wipe away the cobwebs with a morning yawn, we are blessed to start a whole new year at Black Draft Distillery.

Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page, because we’ll be announcing our Open House dates and new things to come!

In the meantime, try a gander at our Bourbon Sweet Tea on our Recipes page… We’re sure it’ll wet-your-whistle while waiting for this winter weather to wind down.

Last Minute Gifts: Bourbon & Moonshine!

Bourbon sale for Christmas

Specials All Day Long!

Looking for that last-minute Christmas present? Or something to take along for the holidays?

Stop by the barn on Saturday, December 23rd from 11am-4pm, and pick up some Straight Bourbon, First Harvest Moonshine, and our Rise & Shine Coffee Moonshine!

Autumn Open House—Save the Date!

We invite you to join us in celebrating the season here at the Black Draft Distillery for our Autumn Open House!

Enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes tour of our new production barn, sample our moonshine whiskies and Black Draft Straight Bourbon, and try our seasonal cocktail recipes. Sip and savor some truly handcrafted West Virginia Spirits, just in time for the cool weather ahead!

There will also be non-alcoholic beverages for the youngsters (since we are very family friendly) and our punkin’ loves to be the hostess princess extraordinaire.

Date: Saturday, October 14
Times: 11am to 4pm
Location: 1140 Kelly Island Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405

For more details: call 540-686-0100 or email

Bourbon Release Saturday to the Public!


It’s been a long two plus years for Glen and I in waiting for this moment to arrive. We started with six barrels from NY,  ninety gallons of our unaged corn whiskey from two small stills and unlimited possibility. And then just time. One hot summer into one cold winter. And another summer, another winter.


The day we brought home these barrels, we snapped this picture. The one that Emma is sitting on is her barrel. We are saving it for her to remember and savor this moment. But the other five, we gratefully offer to you. Our first batch, distilled and aged right here in West Virginia.

We are so thankful for all who have visited over the past few years to our barns and patiently waited along with us.

Our Black Draft Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available for purchase starting this Saturday, July 22, here at the distillery and throughout the state in the coming weeks. It is available in a 750ml bottle for $49.99.

Visit us on Saturday to purchase a bottle (or two), from 11am to 4pm, or call 540-686-0100 to make an appointment for pickup service.

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