Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Copper Run Distillery - an Ozark gem!

An inviting place to sit and relax
A short drive off of highway 65 between Springfield and Branson, Missouri you is where you will find the Copper Run distillery.  They have only been open a few years, but already are a favorite with locals and visitors.  Small batch spirits - and the Ozark's first legal moonshine distillery!

A small rack of barrels and one copper boiler make up the process

When you stop in they are happy to show you the operation which is downstairs from the bar and tasting room.  It's like having a private tour of the process.  Up close and personal, Jim Blansit along with his family, will answer all your questions and explain what is happening on the day you visit.

Make sure to taste their wares and try one of their signature cocktails

Make sure to try their moonshine and other spirits. (Tours and tasting are free!)  You can get s drink to enjoy at the bar made of old barrels or sit on the porch of the building which was built with old beams and materials from a 105 year old barn.  You are welcome to bring your own snacks and live music is enjoyed on the weekends. 

Award winning spirits

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