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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.

 

 

 

I (heart) Blue Ridge Mountains

I’ll always hang my hat Under those Blue Ridge Mountain skies — Marshall Tucker Band

IMG_7132This is my absolute favorite month of the year. May is many things to many people, but to me it marks the beginning of a my life here on Black Draft Farm. Seven years ago this month I met Glen and we spent out first date enjoying the sunset from this very back yard view.

Every spring I marvel at the vivid, beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains that envelopes my view in all directions here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. I love the fragrance of spring blossoms on country drives along back roads and the warm breezes that last well into the night. As I drive along through Maryland, Virginia, and then back to West Virginia, I feel like I am cruising through a watercolor painting. The trees are so vivid and blend into shades of greens and blues, layer upon layer, till they melt into the blue spring sky. There is just nothing I have found close to my love for the Blue Ridge Mountains.

IMG_7141According to “A Naturalist’s Blue Ridge Parkway” by David Catlin, “It can be legitimately claimed that trees put the ‘blue’ in Blue Ridge, for hydrocarbons released into the atmosphere by the forest contribute to the characteristic haze on these mountains and to their distinctive color.”

I stopped over to visit one of our favorite local pubs, Dub-V, for lunch one day and Liz shared with me with her latest creation with our First Harvest Moonshine.

A great spring cocktail with some of the most beautiful shades of aqua and blue.

IMG_7032I dedicate this recipe to her and call it the Blue Ridge Breeze.

To view this recipe, click here.

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