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Walton’s Distillery

Walton’s Distillery Though a native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, I had the opportunity to live in Kentucky for several years. During that time, I reviewed records of numerous pre-prohibition distilleries. I also visited and toured distilleries as a hobby. My interest piqued in the industry. Upon returning to my hometown in 1989, I immediately began talking to the appropriate state and federal agencies about licensure. Sidetracked numerous times by personal and financial obstacles, I revisited the projects in 2005. Walton’s Distillery, Inc. was formed and the foundation was laid for eventually opening a craft distillery. The site was located just beyond the bank of Black Creek, on a site where numerous illegal stills had previously operated. Construction of the building began in June, 2013 and as of today is very close to finalization. My goal is to merge the techniques utilized by some of the more traditional distilleries I visited in Kentucky, together with the age-old practices of several generations of local artisans, and ramp things up a bit to enable production to manufacture a satisfying spirit and keep shelves stocked. My theme throughout will be family; Walton’s Distillery is family owned and operated. The products will all bear the names of my ancestors as a lasting tribute to them, the hardships they endured, the goals they obtained and the legacies they have left.


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261 Ben Williams Road, Jacksonville, NC, US, 28540 Email:
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