South Mountain Distilling
The South Mountains are a mountain range in western North Carolina. They are an isolated remnant of the much larger Appalachian Mountains to the west, and are separated from the Appalachians by the Catawba River valley. The South Mountains of North Carolina have been our family’s home since the mid 1700’s. In 1828 Gold was discovered in the South Mountains of North Carolina and this was part of the first GOLD RUSH in the United States. With the finding of gold and a lot of hard labor to get the gold my ancestors found an better and easier way to get some of that gold and this came in the form of making Whiskey, Fruit Brandies, and “Moonshine”. Ever since the days of the gold rush our family has been keeping this heritage alive.