Jonathan Blitz of Mystic Farm and Distillery will be joining the Libertarian Party of Wake County to talk about his experiences with distilling in North Carolina. He will tell us about some of his successes and also some of the challenges he has faced. We will learn all about what it’s like operating a distillery under the current ABC Commission laws. We look forward to hearing straight from the source and gain the knowledge on what it takes to be a successful business owner in this environment.
“As a craft distiller, I find it shocking that the commission found nothing better to do during an economic collapse than to issue and try to enforce illegal rules against our struggling industry,” Blitz says. “It’s one thing to be completely out-of-touch with people desperately trying to save their businesses and keep their staff employed, but for the commission to break the law in the process shows that there really is a crisis of leadership in an agency that regulates more than $2 billion in commerce in our state.”
After many hundreds of versions, experimenting with different combinations of botanicals and sweeteners, they discovered the perfect combination: a nine-spice tea with a touch of wildflower honey blended into a 45% wheat bourbon. From a stovetop creation, they scaled up production in leased facilities and jumped in the car to begin introducing Mystic to people throughout the Southeast. That’s how Mystic Bourbon Liqueur was born.
Now they’re proud to welcome you to their Farm and Distillery and look forward to giving you an educational tour, a bottling session, a pick-your-own experience, or one of their acclaimed classes. They are located at 1212 North Mineral Springs Road, Durham, NC 27703
Please note that all attendees will be expected to follow City of Raleigh's rules and Tobacco Road's rules regarding masks and social distancing - unless you are seated, be prepared to have your mask on.
If your bill comes to $15 or more, Tobacco Road will reimburse you for parking in the Powerhouse Square Parking Deck behind the restaurant. Be sure to bring in your parking receipt!
505 W Jones St
Raleigh , NC 27603
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