Distilleries

Cornfield near Murraysville, WV, Jackson County, Mid-Ohio Valley Region
Corn, a chief ingredient in W.Va. whiskey.

Distilleries in West Virginia produce some of the best whiskeys in the eastern U.S. The state has long been known for its exceptional spirits — famously its rye, produced early in the Monongahela Valley, the taxation of which led to the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s.

Distillers in West Virginia and neighboring mountain states were infamous for their often violent defense of the production of whiskey during Prohibition, from 1920 to 1933, and to their resistance to taxation and the state and local prohibition of alcohol at all times. “Bootleggers” were continually at odds with “revenuers” and law-enforcement officials.

Even today, homemade whiskey, or “moonshine,” is distilled illegally in some parts of West Virginia, though most whiskey is now produced in legal distilleries that provide tours and tastings.


Distilleries in West Virginia

Appalachian Distillery
3875 Cedar Lakes Drive
Ripley, WV 25271
304-372-7000
www.appalachian-moonshine.com

Black Draft Distillery
1140 Kelly Island Road
Martinsburg, WV 25405
540-686-0100
www.blackdraftdistillery.com

Bloomery Plantation Distillery
16357 Charles Town Road
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-725-3036
www.bloomerysweetshine.com

Elkhorn Mountain Distillery
2141 Jenkins Run Road
Moorefield, WV 26836
304-538-4277
www.elkhornmountaindistillery.com

Flying Squirrel Ranch & Farm
134 Rada
Purgitsville, WV 26852
304-359-4254
www.flyingsquirrelranch.com

Forks-of-Cheat Distillery
2811 Stewartstown Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
304-598-2019
www.wvwines.com

Hatfield & McCoy Moonshine
297 James Avenue
Gilbert, WV 25621
304-664-2821
www.drinkofthedevilmoonshine.com

Isaiah Morgan Distillery
45 Winery Lane
Summersville, WV 26651
1-888-4WV-WINE
www.kirkwood-wine.com

Pinchgut Hollow Distillery
Heston Farm
1602 Tulip Lane
Fairmont, WV 26554
304-366-9463
www.hestonfarm.com

Smooth Ambler Spirits
745 Industrial Park Road
Maxwelton, WV 24957
304-497-3123
www.smoothambler.com

The Sweeter-Side-of-the-Feud Distillery
517 Colt Run
Spencer, WV 25276
304-927-3810
www.hatfieldfamilymoonshine.com

West Virginia Distilling Company
1380 Fenwick Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26505
304-599-0960
www.mountainmoonshine.com

Leave a Reply