North Carolina’s new distillery, Weldon Mills Distillery, is pouring spirits on the banks of the Roanoke River. This new hot spot in, Weldon, NC, just a “rock skip” from I-95, is the vision of Bruce Tyler and Michael Hinderliter. Friends for years their idea is to make “booze with cause”! Bruce explains, “Weldon Mills will produce two lines of bourbon with one dedicated to raising money for the families of fallen soldiers, and the other is a premium reserve bourbon. The Mill offers a regular whiskey and two flavored Whiskeys, one with sweet potato and the other caramel green apple. They also produce a Rockfish line of whiskey and apparel focused on rockfish preservation, as that is a significant resource for the community.
Vodka and gin are also produced including the first rhubarb gin in the US. They are using a new process for these spirits, not yet used in the industry. Tours are offered to embrace the local history and the spirit-making process. Folks can enjoy a tasting and purchase bottles and memorabilia in the distillery. Additionally, they can purchase mixed drinks with spirits at the Mill.