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Afton: Virginia Moonshine Festival At Silverback Distillery

[ 0 ] October 18, 2015 |
Photo courtesy of Silverback Distillery : Christine Riggleman and the crew at Silverback,  takesa minute to pose for the camera with Tim Smith from the Discovery Channel TV show Moonshiners during the Moonshine Festival held this past Saturday - October 17, 2015.

Photo courtesy of Silverback Distillery : Christine Riggleman and the crew at Silverback, takes a minute to pose for the camera with Tim Smith from the Discovery Channel TV show Moonshiners during the Virginia Moonshine Festival held this past Saturday – October 17, 2015.

Afton
Nelson County, Virginia

Fall in the Blue Ridge means festivals of all kinds and this year brought a new twist to the area with The Virginia Moonshine Festival! It’s certainly nothing new, so to speak, to the hills of Virginia, but this one was all in fun and very public. Silverback Distillery was the setting for the first one this fall with another planned in Richmond on November 21st.

Photo Courtesy of Cabin Creek : The band Cabin Creek played into the afternoon during the Virginia Moonshine Festival held this past Saturday at Silverback Distillery in Afton - October 17, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Cabin Creek : The band Cabin Creek from Fredricksburg played into the afternoon during the Virginia Moonshine Festival held this past Saturday at Silverback Distillery in Afton – October 17, 2015

There was a long list of moonshines and whiskey at the festival:

Moonshines
-Virginia Lightning brand
-Virginia Lightning Apple Pie
-Virginia Lightning Cherry
-Tim Smith Climax
-Bird Dog Peppermint
-Ole Smokey Hunch Punch
-Ole Smokey Harley Davidson Charred
-Belle Isle Premium Moon
-Belle Isle Honey habanero
-Firefly Caramel
-Firefly Peach
-Silverback Blackback
-Moonpie Vanilla
-Moonpie Chocolate

Whiskeys – some are limited supply

-Defiant
-Templeton Rye
-Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye
-Irishman Original Clan Irish Whiskey
-Bowman Brothers
-Bulleit Rye
-Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey – limited supply
-Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye 9
-Woodford reserve
-Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
-Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon

Source: Silverback

Silverback was the site for the October event, but the November event is held in Richmond on November 21st.

Silverback was the site for the October event, but the November event is held in Richmond on November 21st.

The was the 2nd annual Virginia Moonshine Festival.

More details on the festival here.

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