Tag: autumn

A Season of Thanks



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,





Fall Open House


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, 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 a new mercantile room of WV products for your shopping and gift giving this season.

Date: Friday, October 14th & Saturday, October 15th
Times: 11am to 4pm
Location: 1140 Kelly Island Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CgV86y731k42

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

Fall in the Shenandoah Valley


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.


Mountain State Apple Harvest Parade 2015 | Martinsburg, WV


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.