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  1. Randall Davis says:

    We live northeast of Kansas City, our kids live in Springfield. Later this spring or summer we’d like to make a day trip and come down and visit your facility, learn more about how you make your moonshine and rum.

    Looking forward to the visit.

    Thanks, Randall Davis

  2. do you make 100% moonshine anddo you make it little bottles? i have never tastef moonshine( i am 60 years old!)

    thank you

  3. Clint says:

    Can I have my local liquor store order from Copper Run.

  4. Ysleta "Chaz" Crews says:

    I was wondering do you actully make black cherry moonshine….and what does it taste like….if you have tours for your business is it possible to try the different kinds.

    • yes, you can tour the distillery. The black cherry moonshine was made by a person in the barrel club… it is their personal stash.
      We will be making flavored liquours in the spring and summer with fresh fruit.
      Please, come and see the location.

  5. Charles Finster says:

    What is the proof of the moonshine you make and sell? I read that moonshine is 220 proof.

  6. J M Underwood says:

    Looking forward to sampling some of your special work very soon. Best regards and good luck to you in this endeavor.

  7. Les Leslie says:

    We bought some of your moonshine while vacationing in Branson. We love it. Congratulations on this new endeavor and best of luck. We will definitely plan a visit when we are in the area next.

  8. Tom Frederick says:

    I visited the distillery last week with friends. We had a great time. After our tasting, we tried not to buy all the inventory. I will be beck when the Bourbon is bottled. If you like moonshine, this is the place to be.

  9. Tom Frederick says:

    I visited the distillery last week with friends. We had a great time. After our tasting, we tried not to buy all the inventory. I will be back when the Bourbon is bottled. If you like moonshine, this is the place to be.

  10. Jason says:

    An excellent distillery that follows Ozark Missouri tradition in the creation of their moonshine and excels the taste and aroma of Caribbean rums. It is a small distillary and is difficult to find, but their product is worth the trip!

  11. Michelle says:

    Had the rum at the Ice Cream Social last weekend. How can I buy some?

    • michelle,
      we have some products at the International Wine Center in Springfield, but your best option will be making a trip down to our distillery. Check out location and directions on the blog and make a trip so you can have a tasting and tour. We would love to show you how distilling works. So, please come down with some friends and enjoy the full experience.
      good luck.

  12. jenn moore says:

    We were just down there on the 17th we bought a bottle of rum but I would like to order and buy more. We live near st .louis so 6 hours is too far too drive. you won’t ship?

  13. adele love says:

    we are planning to visit Nov.25th. will you be open that day? do you take credit cards?
    can’t wait to take the tour!

  14. Joel Thomas says:

    What’s the cost of your moonshine and run?

  15. Bill Brooks says:

    Going to check you guys out Sunday after Big Smith

  16. Kim Sager says:

    Hi,
    My name is Kim and I live in manhattan, new york city.
    I am interested in making moonshine using seasonal fruits.
    I noticed that you said in one of the previous posts that you,would be making fruit based moonshine.
    If so, what flavored did you make?
    Do you think this is something I can do in my apartment in small batches?
    I would love to learn from you.
    Do you run any sort of classes, or can you recommend any books that might be helpful?
    I would LoOVE to take a trip to visit your distillery, it sounds fascinating.
    I’d there anywhere you suggest I stay close by? I think there is such a market for artisanal, seasonal fruit based moonshine and don’t know where to begin.
    Would love to know your thoughts,
    .
    Cheers,
    Kim

    • If so, what flavor did you make? The infusions are made after making the moonshine, otherwise if you are talking about distilling a fruit based liquid… you are talking about brandy. Moonshine is corn and wheat. As an infusion we usually use apples, cherries, black berries…

      Do you think this is something I can do in my apartment in small batches? As an infusion, yes.

      Do you run any sort of classes, or can you recommend any books that might be helpful? We do not presently have any classes avaliable. You should check out the American Distilling Institute (http://distilling.com/). You will find all the info. you will probably need.

      I would LoOVE to take a trip to visit your distillery, it sounds fascinating.
      I’d there anywhere you suggest I stay close by? Yes, do come visit. There are plenty of places nearby, including a bed and breakfast just the next hill over. (http://bearcreekbedandbreakfast.com/)

      we hope to meet you soon.

  17. Kathleen says:

    Made the moonshine apple pie today. Is the alcohol content sufficient to prevent spoilage of the 2 gallons of juice, or should it be refrigerated?

    • We keep ours refrigerated. The alcohol should keep things stable for sometime, but the juice will probably eventually ferment. It is the same when you try to make an infusion, you don´t want to leave the fruit in the shine more than @ 3 weeks. We hope your batch suits your fancy.

  18. Steve Powell says:

    I was down to your disillery in July with Kim and we tried your rum and moonshine. It was smooth and tasty. We bought several bottles. I just finished my last bottle of rum and cannot wait to get back down from Omaha to the Ozarks to pick some more up. Hope your sitting area is completed as you were working on it when we arrived. Thanks for the hospitality and showing us your process.

  19. allan says:

    how much would a one gallon barrel cost-filled?

    • We sell the barrel and bottles seperate… by law a barrel is not a legal carrying device, it is for home use. A one gallon barrel holds 5 bottles of vodka, moonshine, rum or whiskey (which ever you choose to experiement with). Vodka runs 20, moonshine runs 25, rum and whiskey run 30.
      You can call the distillery if you have further questions. Please come and see the barrels for yourself if you have not already.

  20. Brian R. says:

    I go to Mexico frequently and seek out the best local Mezcal, Raicilla, Sotol, or Charanda wherever I happen to be. May I recommend you visit this place in Oaxaca City. It’s well worth the visit.

    http://www.alongdrive.com/a-long-drive/a-long-drive-na/the-magic-of-mezcal/

    Also don’t be afraid to head to the towns around Puerto Vallarta where they distill raicilla (agave moonshine), and try out several distilleries. Safer than safe there.

    • Brian R. says:

      BTW, I just purchased your moonshine and rum over the Internet. Looking forward to trying it out for the first time!

    • Brian, This is Jim´s sister Charity commenting. I have been to Oaxaca and Puerto Vallarta, but years ago before I thought about seeking out distilleries. I will keep your advice in mind if I end up in that area again. My friend Ingrid has family in the south of Mexico. So who knows… thanks for the recommendation.
      Is alongdrive your blog? It is quite interesting.

      • Brian R. says:

        That is not my blog. If you visit El Union de Palenqueros, I recommend the 12-year aged anejo Mezcal. They sell it for about US$23 per liter. Actual value is well beyond that (major understatement). Of course you will very likely need to take a trip to Oaxaca just to get your hands on a bottle. Also try everything else in the place. All of it is excellent.

        Given that I bought three bottles not too long ago, and some homemade raicilla and also some aged Charanda (ancient Mayan pre-rum recipe), it’s difficult to put your rum and moonshine into proper context. I highly recommend aging your spirits, starting now. The payoff will take time but you will be thrilled with the results.

        Tobala mezcal is similar to your moonshine in some respects. It is straight out of the distiller, no aging. First try is like paint thinner but it’s so unique and full of character that you begin to notice the complexity and then you are hooked. Good raicilla also has this quality.

        I like your rum, very LEATHERY. I believe it would be absolutely excellent if you aged it. The moonshine is sweet and smooth — wishing you were selling the higher proof online though.

        Thanks and best regards,

        Brian R.

      • Brian,
        As you can imagine… we are aging. However, the Rum that you have is as old as Copper Run has been a distillery. You will just have to keep checking on us as we mature. Copper Run Distillery is the first legal distillery in the Ozark Mountains. Hard to believe when we are just under two years old. We have aged moonshine (our spirit whiskey) but the supply sometimes ebbs and flows. So, keep coming around when you are in the area. Have a happy New Year.
        CR

  21. Kathleen Braden says:

    Is it possible to order from you? I would like to make an order if possible. Thank you. Kathleen Braden

  22. DanD says:

    Just received my bottle of “Copper Run Moonshine”. How is it best served? Bottle in the freezer?
    or room temp but over rocks? or just room temp, straight out of a mason jar??

    🙂

    Please advise.

    • Experiment and tell us your favorite way. We keep our bar servings cold, my sister in Spain keeps hers frozen… plus all the mixings yoy want to try. We have some mix recipes on the blog. good luck.

  23. George says:

    So am I missing something on the website because I do not find a way to order your rum. I would love to be able to start drinking a rum made in missouri (the I at the end is silent by the way). Let me know how I can effect an order of these home town spirits. Thank you.

    • On our site you will find an image of our products in the right hand below Jim´s image. Click the image and it will take you to Palate Fine Wine and Provisions. There you have to put Copper Run in the search bar to find our products. Presently we don´t ship directly from Copper Run.
      I hope you find your way and enjoy!

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