Bloomery Ginger Shine Liqueur
Inspired by the art of crafting home-grown, natural fruit cordials, you‚Äôll feel right at home on our farm. Savor a great spirit in our casual and relaxed tasting room. Experience inventive cordials and cocktails, attentive service, and a friendly atmosphere in our historic 1840s log cabin distillery. Come see what makes us one of the most popular distilleries in town. Okay, so we‚Äôre the only distillery in town. But who cares? You‚Äôll have a blast!
In the beginning‚Ä¶.
In October, 2010, after returning from Italy, we went on a quest to find the best limoncello in America. So what‚Äôs limoncello you ask? It‚Äôs the national drink of Italy‚Äîwhich makes you lit up enough to buy the artwork off the walls. Well, that was our experience at least. Failing to replicate the taste and experience of that wonderful Italian trip, we became enamored with making our own limoncello.
In pursuing our vision of opening a mini-distillery in America‚Äìactually we never had the vision until we became sweetly intoxicated in Italy on limoncello‚Äìwe found a unique 12-acre parcel in Charles Town, WV, with an 1840s, abandoned log cabin steeped in history, but in need of a loving restoration. (It was really dilapidated.) We took on the challenge and created a charming mini-distillery where we make artisan cordials by hand from our farm‚Äôs own lemons and raspberries. Yes, lemons in WV‚Äîwhich makes a limoncello that rivals any Italian limoncello. Hands-down! In fact, we have over 20 international awards under our belt. But we‚Äôre not just about limoncello.
Loving the creativity and freedom of running a mini-distillery (who wouldn‚Äôt) we‚Äôve added to our original creation. We‚Äôve crafted a variety of SweetShines, from chocolate raspberry, to peach ‚Äòshine, to our proprietary raspberry lemon, to our ‚ÄúMoonshine Milkshake Cremma Lemma.‚Äù We‚Äôll try macerating pretty much anything as long as it‚Äôs a fruit, root or nut. Go figure.
So stop on by. Whatever the season, something‚Äôs always macerating! Explore the experience and enjoy! Just don‚Äôt be afraid of our driveway.