The Old Home Place
Located in a little red barn with white trim, across from the chicken coop and pet goats, Troy set up her first still in the first distillery permitted in Western North Carolina since who knows when. Here at the home of Crooked Creek Corn™, she not only had the corn on site, but an old stone mill, which had served the McEntire family for generations. On warm sunny days, she retreats to the curved green stair on the old silo and looks out over the undulating fields to the mountains, the corn in the fields as it has been for generations, to be carefully distilled to please the palates of discriminating drinkers. Like you.
Southern Railway Warehouse, Second Stop
In the Spring of 2011, the day came to move out of the homestead. Troy & Sons joined partner Oscar Wong, founder and owner of Highland Brewing Company, one of the South's largest craft brewers. We opened the doors to the relocated, and much expanded, distillery. Located in the former Southern Railway Wheelhouse, the new space houses a custom-made 5000 liter copper Kothe Still and state of the art distilling equipment needed to produce high quality spirits. Charlie is now the master distiller, while Troy focuses on marketing, publicity and business growth.
Located in three thousand square feet of space, with an ofﬁce and tasting room, Troy, Charlie and the crew run six distillations a week. John McEntire continues to run the still two days a week starting at 4am. His presence and skills remain critical to operations.
Highland's extremely popular Tasting Room is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, featuring live music and local cuisine, and Troy & Sons is open for tours and tastings on those nights as well. The trains are gone, but the oldtime traditions and ﬁne spirits are here to stay. Stop by and see us!