After the American Revolution the American government placed a federal tax on liquor, resulting in the illegal production of alcohol, also known as moonshining. The practice of moonshining continued when prohibition began in 1920 and the production of alcohol at home became a fairly common occurrence.
Copper Run Distillery is the first legal distillery in the Ozark Mountains since the prohibition ended in 1933 and it’s traditional techniques used to create the spirits date as far back as 5,000 years ago and consist of 140 gallons, direct fire, a copper pot and human hands.
The warm and inviting distillery is nestled in the dense Ozark woods and boasts a wide selection of handcrafted small batch spirits including Ozark Mountain Moonshine, whiskey and rum.
Daily tours allow guests to get a glimpse of the production process as well as taste the outcome with free samples and the onsite shop is filled with spirits to suit any drinker, infusion kits, gift boxes, accessories barrels and more.
Copper Run Distillery is open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with tours departing at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
It’s located at 1901 Day Rd., Walnut Shade, just off of US-65 N.
For more information visit http://www.copperrundistillery.com/.