|The namesake at the distillery in Sperryville.|
I'd visited the distillery with Chris last year when we had to cancel a hike due to rain. A few weeks later, Mary and I had spontaneously gone over for a tour on a Sunday, finding the place closed (as it always is on Sundays). We also met the proprieter at one of the brewers meetings last year, when he came by to talk about how he sources his barley.
|Inside the barrel room. BTW: Virginia law does not allow|
whiskey tasting inside the production facility.
Over the course of the year since Chris and I checked the place out, their production has grown and they've added new products. For example, they sell the spirit now (essentially grain alcohol, albeit legal and not moonshine!) as a specialty product that you can age yourself in little whiskey barrels. I made a mental note of the new, larger malting tub and the increased square footage of the malting room as indicators of a growing - thriving, business.
|Here's the van they use to deliver the whiskey. I've seen|
it around town - the liquor store at 9th & F Street NW in
DC carries the products.
It's a real treat to have a distillery nearby, and this is a great tour to take in if you're out this way headed to Shenandoah National Park. It's in Sperryville, just south of US 211/522, before you get to town. Here's a link: http://www.copperfox.biz/index/