Moonshine Coming to Town

By Leah Kirstein

Published 03/20 2014 05:34PM

Updated 03/20 2014 05:47PM

BROOKVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Blackbird Distillery is opening March 26 in Brookville on Blackout Alley just off of Interstate 80 and Maplevale Road.

"The first thing I thought was this was absolutely an upstanding idea especially for this area because there isn't anything like this" said Brookville resident Lucy Ames.

In the entire state, there have only been 16 distillery license granted and this is one of the only spots that makes all of their liquor on the premises from start to finish.

"There’s other distilleries that have their moonshine shipped in; that's a separate license" said owner Jennifer Black.

She and her husband have worked for the last two years to open the place. The batches they have bottled now took them about 6 months to create. They have nearly a dozen flavors and are able to do tastings.

In the shop they have also made cheeses and smoked meats for those people who get a little hungry.

For more on the new business click here.

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