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:
Before the Storm January 2016
By Friday afternoon
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!
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 email@example.com
Time to hit the roads this springtime and visit all the beautiful, wonderful parts of my home state of West-by God-Virginia! The sweet spring air is calling me to the mountain roads to visit the great folks here in the state and discover the hidden gems along the way. I enjoy meeting all the small businesses that are the backbone of our state, the mom and pop places as I affectionately call them.
As I start out on my journey, I begin by sharing one of the newest restaurants to open here in downtown Martinsburg, Boyd’s Steakhouse.
Owner H.D. Boyd turned this once notorious speakeasy location into a fine dining steakhouse with a wink and a nod to the Prohibition era, including a bar purchased from the estate of Al Capone, now serving up bourbon and and our moonshine in style.
Five cocktail recipes featuring First Harvest Moonshine are on the menu, including one of the best all time recipes Glen and I have ever tasted, called ‘Almost Heaven.’ It is the go-to cocktail for friends and family to sip on a warm spring day or savor over Blue Ridge sunsets from our back deck.
Mixologist maven Caren served up my cocktail and shared a little secret on how to create this shine-tini at home. We call it ‘Country Roads.’
Stayed tuned for more stories from our adventures from the road.
Join us with the great folks at the Rumsey Tavern in the Clarion Hotel, Shepherdstown, WV on Thursday, July 24, from 6 to 9 pm for a free tasting of our First Harvest Moonshine during their Chill While We Grill! BBQ event.
Click the link Happenings for more details, menu and reservation(required) info for the BBQ.