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@firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Cocktail of the Month
Who would’ve thought one of the most popular American Western folktale songs from childhood would be just the cure for a winter blues? Delicious and refreshing and bursting with Vitamin C to boot. Enjoy!
My Darlin’ Clementine
2 oz. First Harvest Moonshine
3oz fresh clementine juice (about 3 clementine oranges)
1 oz simple syrup
Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass (or jar) with fresh ice.
Top with a splash of seltzer and garnish with a lime wheel.
We love to hear how you are enjoying our ‘shine! Post a comment below or upload your pics to our Instagram or Facebook page.
Black Draft Moonshine is proud to partner with Pack Motorsports as their main sponsor through the 2014 season. After 5 races, the #16 Black Draft Moonshine Chevrolet is currently leading in points for the Super Cup Stock Car Series.
“We as a team are excited about having Black Draft Distillery as part of our team!” said JJ Pack.
Our first race as JJ Pack’s main sponsor began at Jennerstown Speedway (Jennerstown, PA), and finished with JJ coming in an impressive 2nd place finish. Our next race is in Midvale Speedway (Midvale, Ohio) on August 9th, and we can’t wait to put the Black Draft Moonshine Chevrolet back in Victory Lane.
2014 Super Cup Racing Schedule
04/19 Hickory Motor Speedway
05/10 Jennerstown Speedway
05/31 Columbus Motor Speedway
06/28 CNB Bank Raceway Park
07/19 Jennerstown Speedway
08/09 Midvale Speedway
08/23 CNB Bank Raceway Park
09/13 To Be Determined
Here’s a video wrap-up of our race in Jennerstown: