What an amazing year it’s been for Glen and I at Black Draft Distillery! We experienced our biggest amount of growth, reached record highs in sales, and opened to a full season of tours including three open house weekends.
We heard your stories around the barn, we saw your posts of celebrating with our bourbon and ‘shine, and we were humbled at the many times you pitched in and helped us at our many times of need.
This year it is time to SHINE ON even bigger and brighter than before.
With the colder months this winter ahead, we are going to focus on making the experience here at the distillery even more personal and welcoming to you folks for our Barn Opening kickoff event this spring (date and details coming soon).
We are cooking up more delicious cocktails and recipes to bring on the ‘shine in your celebrations and gatherings.
We are heading out on the roads of West Virginia to thank as many of you for your support these first years.
And last, but not least, we are gearing up for the big launch of our first batch of Black Draft Straight Bourbon to be released this summer.
This is the year to SHINE ON!
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Need to purchase our moonshine? Visit our Where to Purchase page for retailers in WV, MD and DC.
Wishing you a safe a happy Fourth of July.
We are closed Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, for some family time this summer.
We are open for tours and tastings, Monday, July 4, from 2pm to sunset.
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.