But did you know that the region is home to two new distilleries as well?
Franklin County Distilleries is located in Boones Mill and is believed to be the first legal distillery in the county since before the prohibition era. It produces corn whiskey.
Twin Creeks Distillery in Rocky Mount opened shortly after Franklin County Distilleries and produces peach brandy, a rye whiskey and a “First Sugar” moonshine.
A great, high-quality water supply and the county’s heritage make sense for this pair of businesses. “It’s such a distinctive Franklin County heritage product that is now wondrously legal,” Boones Mill Mayor Ben Flora told The Roanoke Times. The distilleries are part of a larger vision for the county and tourism growth.
Learn more about both businesses in a recent story from The Roanoke Times.
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