Posted on : March 2, 2016 0 Comments

East Decatur Station’s Independent Distilling Company Has Opened!

independentdistillingcompanyEast Decatur Station’s Independent Distilling Company has opened its new tasting room to the public.

IDC invited Decaturish to preview the cozy-yet-homy venue, which also included an opportunity to sample its products and tour the distillery.  Here are some highlights of the article.

Among the distillery’s three main products are the Hellbender Bourbon Whiskey, Hellbender Corn Whiskey—both made with local grains and distilled inside a traditional copper pot—and the Independent Rum.

“Hellbender Bourbon is the first bourbon distilled inside the perimeter since prohibition,” Casey Teague, whiskey specialist, said.

Williams said IDC distills all of its products with mostly local ingredients. “From beginning to end,” he added, IDC will buy local ingredients whenever possible with the goal of “farm to bottle” in mind.

Another hope of IDC is to see malt houses come online in Georgia. Currently, that is one ingredient IDC has shipped in from out of state.

“We hope we see other distillers,” he said, adding that IDC’s doors are open to any potential entrepreneurs thinking about getting into the distilling industry. “That’s going to create awareness,” he said—awareness of Georgia’s growing alcohol industry and its potential economic impact.

IDC’s building sits next door to the Blue Tarp Brewing Company and a hop, skip and a jump away from East Decatur Station’s Three Taverns Craft Brewery. Williams called the area “alcohol alley,” and said, “Everything you need to know about the alcohol industry is here.”

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