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July 25, 2011

On Our Move To Tennessee and Beyond

We're back!

Waaaay back in early 2011 we were forced to move our shop to Tennessee due to some very old (prohibition era) laws still being enforced in North Carolina. We had to move our entire shop to Tennessee, hire a new machinist, and drive back and forth from North Carolina. This was quite a pain in the arse, as one might imagine. 
We spent a fair amount of time in Tennessee and really enjoyed it there. The folks we were working with were great and the area is very picturesque. It also boasts a number of cool attractions, one being the Bristol Motor Speedway.
However, not too long ago we made our way even further westward and have now found a permanent home at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Lyons, Colorado. Lyons is a cool little town of about 1500 people. It's the home of Oskar Blues Brewery, Planet Bluegrass, and is only 30 minuts from Rocky Mountain National Park. Life is good here folks, life is good. ...However, we do miss the Blue Ridge Mountains and think of them often.
We've been settled in for quite a while now and are fully stocked with 1, 5, and 10 gallon moonshine still kits.
  • do you post to australia

    Posted by Marc and Dylan on July 26, 2016
  • There are many ways to say whiskey. But one way to say good Moon shine. Made Here in TN.Good knight till it*s white.

    Posted by chris B.Black(honeycutt) on November 20, 2013
  • I’m not interested in having this shared with others in a blog please. Thanks.

    Posted by Michael Roberts on July 16, 2013
  • We need to meet and talk. There may be an opportunity that could be developed that would be lucrative. I am looking for American whiskey that could be produced strictly for exportation. I don’t know what I don’t know about whiskey. I am interested to learn however. Is there any possibility that a alcohol production facility could be eligible to operate in a tax free trade zone, if it’s entire production were to be exported? I live in Boulder, and I would like to visit to look into the aspects of whiskey production and exportation. I have a buyer that will buy over 3million USD first year. It does not need to be good, but inexpensive and from the US. It can also be flavored. The most important issue is price, and it has to be from the US. This is for real. It may not be doable at the cost structure necessary, but I don’t know quite where to start. Perhaps you could make “hay” with this,or point me in the right direction. I do know that the purchasing expectations of the European distributor is projected to grow at more than 30% year to year. I do not, and will not participate in illegal enterprise. Perhaps it is not viable given the parameters, but I need to find out what is viable within this business. The current US whiskey label sold in the country I have access to deliver to is Ballentines. There may be real business opportunity to be developed and shared here. One of the forecast models I was shown reflected numbers that were as much as 4 times the year one numbers within three years. That seems to contradict the annual growth figures, but they are all pretty serious numbers. Maybe they are just fishin to find the lowest source cost of American whiskey that cannot be done economically viably, but I sure as heck don’t know that yet. Maybe you do. As for the tax free business zone and free trade zone, I don’t know if its ever been done before in the US, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done yet. please let me know your thoughts. BTW, I love Lyons and have a cluster of cabins in Ferncliff that would be a fantasy bootleggers encampment, while doubling as one of the coolest damn places in the state do do something like this…it’s quintessentially Colorado.



    Posted by Michael Roberts on July 16, 2013
  • can i order a 10 gal barrel kit and it work with my 5 gal vaper cone and tube

    Posted by larry on February 16, 2013
  • can i come to your location to pick up a kit to avoid shipping if so where are you located in tenn.

    Posted by doug kuykendall on January 04, 2013
  • Where is your Tennessee shop located. and would be more apt t because you ar because you are close and I could avoid shipping

    Posted by Richard on December 19, 2012
  • Where are you located in tn are you in the tricites

    Posted by Larry Vanzant on May 17, 2012
  • Do you or will you ship a 5 Gallon Kit to Western Australia?

    Posted by Eugene Gow-Campbell on April 28, 2012
  • where are you all located in tn?

    Posted by steven gibbs on March 01, 2012
  • I was hoping you guys were moving to the Tri-Cities area. I would like to purchase a 20 gallon unit from you. When will that be possible? I live in Johnson City, TN.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Posted by Tyler Teague on May 22, 2011
  • Thanks to our friends at American Mechanical Contractors for running our parts this weekend. The shop manager came in at 5 in the morning on Saturday to produce our parts! We’re excited to say that they’re our new machining company.

    Posted by kyle on May 15, 2011
  • I run the shop that Kyle spoke of and I can confirm that the parts will be cut on schedule.

    Posted by AMC on May 14, 2011

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