Month: October 2015

Blue Ridge Distilling Company – creators of Defiant Whisky

Preface As the weather gets colder in North Carolina a man’s tries to find something to warm him up – and the most enjoyable drink that warms the innards is whisky. So I decided to visit Bostic, NC which is the home of Blue Ridge Distilling and Defiant’s American Single Malt Whisky. Note that Defiant’s…



Blue Ridge Spirits Competition

Michelle and I had the pleasure of attending the Blue Ridge Spirits Competition that took place on Saturday, October 17 in Lenoir, NC. It was perfect weather so hopefully the turnout was enough so that this can be an actual annual event. This event was sponsored by the NC Distillers Association (http://ncdistillersassociation.org) as a part…



The Durham Distillery

Preface On Saturday I went and visited the Durham Distillery at 711 Washington Street in Durham. To tour the distillery it was $10, but you get a shot glass and tastings of all of the fine liquors they create, so it’s a pretty good deal since they make several! Tours take about a half hour…



Support Yesternight Distillery Recovery!

Well, here’s our first news item – please support Yesternight Distillery in their recovery efforts from the flood. https://www.gofundme.com/3r64emd4


Hello distilling world!

Hello to everyone out there – first post! This blog was started to show distillers in the Southeast United States and give people some insight into this emerging craft.  I guess I’ll let you know a little about me before we begin our journey… My name is Chris Mielke – I’m a video game developer, and…