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Award-winning farm-fresh liqueurs hand-crafted in West Virginia

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The Strangest Spirit Made in Every State
September 28, 2016
ALABAMA John's Alabama Single Malt Whiskey ($43) The first whiskey made legally in Alabama in a century, this spirit starts as malted barley that's smoked with peach and pecan woods for a uniquely Southern-barbecue note. The John Emerald Distilling Company that creates it is a craft-spirits pioneer in the state, also making a gin, a vodka and two rums with ingredients local to small-town Opelika.
Want to invest in the next Uber? Now you can, with $2,000
May 16, 2016
Starting today, rank-and-file investors who want to catch a ride with a "unicorn" -- startups with valuations of more than $1 billion -- can make their fantasy more of a reality. New investing rules are opening the doors of venture investing to the little guy, or at least anyone with $2,000 to spare.
What Sets Apart the Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America
October 7, 2015
Growth can be deceiving. Too often, we gape at companies with outsized top-lines or great marketing or tons of venture-capital funding and believe these are the best in breed for companies. But that kind of thinking is archaic with the access to data we have nowadays.
50 States Series: Best Food Tours Worth Traveling For - The FlipKey Blog
June 8, 2015
Every region you visit has its own distinct cuisine and flavors. I'm sure you've heard about the exotic locales like the delicious Italian food or the spicy fare from India. What about those of us based in the United States that want to test out the native food and drink of a neighbor state?
Client Spotlight: Bloomery Plantation Distillery
April 23, 2015
Bloomery Plantation Distillery, LLC Grand Re-Opening 16357 Charles Town Road, Charles Town, WV 25414 http://bloomerysweetshine.com Oliver & Grimsley's client, Bloomery Plantation Distillery, has mastered the art of crafting home-grown, natural fruit cordials, and a variety of flavored liqueurs.
Editorial: Tourists toast West Virginia's new distillery law
April 7, 2015
About 160 visitors, many from out of state, toasted West Virginia's new distillery law on Saturday at Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, reported the Journal of Martinsburg.
Best Bourbon: The Shocking Winner at San Francisco World Spirits 2015 - Fred Minnick
March 27, 2015
At this year's San Francisco World Spirits Competition, I tasted bourbons that absolutely wowed me. This competition restored my faith in the new bourbons hitting the market, and it reminded me of an old friend that is pretty damn good. As soon as I learned the winners, including one brand I'd never tasted, I immediately ...
Why Is West Virginia Harming Its Craft Distilleries? - Belt Magazine | Dispatches From The Rust Belt
February 13, 2015
By Zoe Gould Bloomery Plantation Distillery, a small craft distillery in Charles Town, West Virginia, is, residents will tell you, a state treasure. But it has also recently shuttered its doors due a dispute with the West Virginia Alcohol and Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA).
Cover Story
January 15, 2015
Linda Losey has written a best-selling book. Ridden across country on horseback - alone. She's weathered flooding, a hurricane and even an earthquake.
History, Hooch and Hospitality
September 25, 2014
I love out-of-town company but for repeaters (people who come often) sometimes I run out of places to take them and ways to entertain them. Recently, I found one of the ultimate destinations. Bloomery Plantation Distillery is a 12-acre farm with an 1840s historic log cabin (the distillery made moonshine in the past) nestled next to the Shenandoah River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia.
Not in Italy: Some of the best limoncello is being made in W. Va. | WTOP
July 15, 2014
A historical plantation, once one of the largest bootlegging operations, makes an award-winning limoncello that rivals Italy's best. WASHINGTON - Linda Losey recalls the first time she tried limoncello. Four years ago, the Baltimore County, Maryland, resident was visiting the Vatican with family and friends when her step-daughter, who was studying abroad at the time, offered her a pour of the traditional Italian liqueur.
Unique Local Food Favorites Showcased in Guide Book
July 15, 2014
By Nicole Galbraith Published 07/15 2014 06:44PM Updated 07/15 2014 06:48PM Officials announced Tuesday 21 local restaurants and farmer markets have been featured in a new food guide. The local food map guide, Bon Appetite Appalachia, showcases food favorites like Orrs Farm in Martinsburg and the Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town.
Bloomery SweetShine Utilizes Small Business Development Center
June 17, 2014
In 2010, after returning from a trip to Italy, Linda Losey and Tom Kiefer searched America high and low to find the best limoncello. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, the duo was unable to locate the taste and experience they had during the unforgettable, now life changing, adventure.
Making SweetShine
June 16, 2014
Written by Laura Wilcox Rote Photographed by Elizabeth Roth One of the happiest places on earth-or at least in West Virginia-has to be Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town. At the end of a gravel road in a tasting room in a salvaged 1840s cabin, the booming laughter of Rob Losey rings out as he tells the story of growing lemons in the Mountain State.
With a twist of Limoncello: Wine, spirits conventioneers talk marketing alcoholic beverages
April 9, 2014
Limoncello is known as an Italian yellow lemon liqueur. But Rochester, N.Y.-based LiDestri Spirits, in a quest to target more women and female events like bridal parties, decided to put a business twist on Limoncello. LiDestri Spirits has come out with the first Limoncello that is pink in hopes of beefing up sales to women.
How We Did It: Bloomin' Business - WV Focus
January 24, 2014
Written by Laura Wilcox Rote Photographed by Deborah Kopper It all started with a few lemons and raspberries-in West Virginia of all places. "Growing lemons in West Virginia is rather unique. We're the very first commercial grower of lemons in the whole Mid-Atlantic," says Rob Losey, director of sales and distribution at Bloomery Plantation Distillery.
Heavenly hooch meets humor at the Bloomery Plantation Distillery | LoudounTimes.com
January 10, 2014
If you go ... -The Bloomery is at 16357 Charles Town Road, Charles Town, W.Va., 25414 -Use GPS to become hopelessly lost in West Virginia, or ... Head west on Route 9 and take the first left over the state line. -Driveway is 4 miles ahead on the right.
Scotch whisky Winnie the Pooh would love
April 18, 2013
By When the iconic Scotch brand Dewar's describes its newest release, it tells of its "well-rounded and harmonious taste profile" and "captivating blend of sweetness and bite." But the key word may be "sweetness," for this isn't quite the Dewar's that generations of Scotch drinkers have known and loved.
Small Gets Bigger: The Craft Distillery Movement Keeps Growing
January 3, 2013
It may be a dark and chilly winter in most of the country about now, but for the small distillers of the country, things definitely have the feel of spring. All over, little buds of growth are evident, as new ventures slowly emerge, and established small distillers expand their portfolios and survive to distill another day.
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