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Spring Season at Black Draft Distillery!

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Things are finally on the move here at Black Draft Distillery! With new equipment and barrels rolling in, we had to build a second barn earlier than planned to house our new beauties. Because of the winter weather, we had a lot of delays:

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Before

Before the Storm January 2016

By Friday afternoon

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Ending snowfall, 40″ Whew!

It was all worth it with a new production building to provide folks an even better experience visiting and seeing first-hand how whiskey is made! As we wrap up expansion projects, we are looking forward to our down-home barn opening at the end of the month. We hope you can join us!

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Join Us for a Barn Warming at Black Draft

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We invite you to join us in celebrating the holidays here at the Black Draft Farm for our first Barn Warming!

Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the distillery and sample refreshments of our First Harvest Moonshine in seasonal cocktails to bring on the ‘shine for the holidays.

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

Ready-made baskets available to purchase or custom order along with tees and other merchandise for gift giving.

Date: Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12
Times: 11am to 5pm
Location: 1140 Kelly Island Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405

For more details: 540-686-0100 or email info@blackdraftdistillery.com

 

Fall in the Shenandoah Valley

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Here we are in the last weeks of Fall, the harvest season over and time to brace for cold winters and embrace new memories this holiday season. For us it was a flurry of activity from parades and tastings, to opening our barn for tourism. All while behind the scenes expansion of new equipment to bring us to the next chapter of producing a new product, our Founder’s Day Bourbon to you that we are as proud of as our Moonshine.

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Mountain State Apple Harvest Parade 2015 | Martinsburg, WV

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Boydville Mansion Tasting  |  Martinsburg, WV

And speaking of tastings…our barn is now open for tours on Fridays and Saturdays, call 540-686-0100 or info@info@blackdraftdistillery.com for more details. We would love to have you visit to see our behind the scenes, taste our products and swap the perfect recipes for cocktailing with our Moonshine.

 

 

 

Back Porch Summer Nights

As the sun sets on the last few weeks of summer, I enjoy the quiet moments of sippin’ sweet tea on our back porch that overlooks the barn. I hope you are taking time to take in the cooler nights and enjoy this recipe:

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  • 1-2 oz. First Harvest Moonshine
  • 2  Tbsp. of Lemon (1/2 lemon)
  • 16 oz. of Sweet Tea of your choice (Arizona Sweet Tea is recommended)

Fill half glass with ice; add moonshine, lemon, tea and stir. Garnish with peach wedge and sprig of basil (optional).

This recipe works with blackberries too!

Shine On!

If you’d like to see a video on how to make this cocktail, click here.

 

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