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Belmont Farms Distillery, Culpeper

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Distillery · Hidden Gem · Brewery
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For more than four centuries our forefathers have been producing fresh whiskey in the hills of Virginia. Now, for the last 30 years, this once elusive drink is available for all to enjoy.

Until 30 years ago, whiskey for popular consumption, had been made in column stills, handling thousands of gallons per hour. Only at Belmont Farm, our whiskey is produced in a genuine solid copper pot still. While others may be flooding the market, our pot still whiskey is slow and handled with care, to preserve all of the aroma and taste of a fine fresh whiskey. Our copper pot still is truly the secret of our whiskey.

On our farm, we grow our own corn, harvest it, store it, and grind it, in preparation for our whiskey. We add only choice malt to our corn meal, which is cooked in our stainless steel cooker. We are proud of our yeast preparation in our stainless steel yeast tank, which is carefully stirred and watched. We follow a unique family recipe to cook the corn mash. After cooking is completed, the mash is sent to copper fermentation tanks for four days. The fermented mash is then sent to our 2000 gallon copper pot still and is distilled. (This copper pot still was constructed in 1930. Although this form of whiskey production had been abandoned in the United States, we at Belmont Farm have dedicated ourselves to the continuation of pot still whiskey). Once the whiskey leaves the pot still, it then proceeds to the doubler where it is further distilled, to increase the proof and insure our quality product. The whiskey is now ready to be bottled and is sent to the bottling room, where it is prepared for shipment.

Our operation at Belmont Farm Distillery is family owned and operated. It is with great pride that our family at Belmont Farm has chosen to preserve a national tradition of copper pot still fresh whiskey "KOPPER KETTLE".
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  • Chuck, you got a good thing going. We were welcomed (like family). Everyone on staff was warm and inviting. Got to shake Howard's hand, they were taping American Spirit. The Virginia lightning is....  more
    Chuck, you got a good thing going. We were welcomed (like family). Everyone on staff was warm and inviting. Got to shake Howard's hand, they were taping American Spirit. The Virginia lightning is....  more »
  • We arrived about 45 minutes before closing and were welcomed by Cheryl as though we were had arrived at opening. She was more than accommodating and gave us a great tour prior to our tasting... 
    We arrived about 45 minutes before closing and were welcomed by Cheryl as though we were had arrived at opening. She was more than accommodating and gave us a great tour prior to our tasting...  more »
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  • A great atmosphere and experience. Super nice staff, knowledgeable tastings, great cocktails. We have been twice recently and neither time disappointed.
  • Had a blast. Drove down from Canada as we have watched every episode of moonshiners at least 3x to date. Was a great tour and had a great little gift shop. The samples were great and didn't want them to stop coming 😁. Was very interesting to see how a couple of our favorite moonshiners started and continue their craft. It was all so good.... love it. To bad missed both Tim chuck and tickle. But still well work it

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