Award-winning distillery housed in old corn mill, run by Army veteran
This small whiskey distillery in Halifax County has won major awards for its bourbon. The operation is housed in what had once been an old corn mill on the banks of the Roanoke River and is run by an Army veteran.
THE MUSEUM WILL HOST A NAMING CONCERT FOR HER IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. >>> A NEW BUSINESS BOOMING, AND TONIGHT WE FIND OUR TAR HOLE TRAVELER IN WHELDON AT WHELDON MILLS. >> Reporter: WHELDON, KNOWN FOR THE ROCK FISH AND WHISKY. >> YOU'VE GOT TO START OFF WITH GOOD GRAIN TO MAKE A GOOD BOURBON. >> KNOWLEDGE WAS PASSED DOWN GENERATION TO GENERATION. NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THE FEW PLACES THAT STARTED THAT WHISKY MAKING IN THE UNITED STATES FROM THIS AREA. ESPECIALLY SITTING RIGHT HERE ON THE RIVER, I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT IMMEDIATELY. IT USED TO BE A BARREL MILL, WHICH MADE IT AN IMPORTANT PART DISTILLING PROCESS. WHAT YOU GET ON THE END PRODUCT IS THE WHO WILL COMING OFF THE BACK END. >> Reporter: AND THIS IS THE BEST SOLD IN THE COUNTRY. >> I STARTED LOOKING AND FOUND THIS BUILDING ONLINE, AND THAT WAS IT. >> Reporter: HE BEGAN MAKING ROCK FISH WHISKY IN 2019. >> WE HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE IN THE SUCCESS THAT WE HAVE HAD. EVENING ABOUT THIS, THE WOOD FROM THE BARIUMS FROM NORTH CAROLINA, WATER OUT OF THE ROANOKE MILLS. THAT'S OUR GOAL, TO MAKE A PROTECT THAT REPRESENTS THE