MAN — Leading business owners throughout Logan County were hosted at the Mountain Momma Moonshine distillery in Man Oct. 6 for a business after hours meeting of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce.
Owners Kevin Brown, Bill Copley and Christ Trent stated they were happy to have the chance to show business leaders in Logan County around their new facility.
What would have historically been a clandestine still tucked away deep in the woods producing illicit liquor can now be seen as a new and emerging business family business in Logan County.
This point was made even clearer by a newspaper article from the Logan Banner that proudly displayed in the business’s lobby detailing the arrest of Copley’s grandfather for producing moonshine.
Copley explained, “We are using my grandfather’s recipe to make our moonshine. It’s just us. Our families come and help us. We buy our own grain, and we have a grain grinder. We set the fermentors up, we distill it, we bottle it, we flavor it and we box it up.”
During the meeting, business owners and local politicians were treated to a tour of the facility which includes a distillery and commercial outlet for the moonshine.
Following a ribbon cutting for the new business, guests were given a tasting of several of the group’s flavors including apple pie, black cherry, cinnamon and a traditional, unflavored moonshine.
The group is currently looking to expand their distribution network, and Mountain Momma Moonshine is currently available to be purchased by liquor stores from the West Virginia’s state liquor distribution center. Mountain Momma Moonshine will also be available on site at the distillery on Carsey Street in Man.
“We are tickled to death to have the Chamber of Commerce come and visit us here,” Copley said. “I’m glad people are taking interest in a good way. When we first opened, a lot people thought it was going to be like a bar. It’s not. This is more of a factory and distribution center.”
Mountain Momma Moonshine will host a public grand opening Saturday, Oct. 10, at their facilty on Carsey Street in Man.