Five Mile Mountain Distillery
In Floyd County the stories of moonshining, either making it or running it, are as rich as the historic vein of Appalachian music that pulses through Floyd—and the locals are proud of it. During prohibition, neighboring county Franklin was hailed as “Moonshine Capital of the World.” However, Floyd was actually a much larger producer. Some of the biggest houses on our main strip in downtown Floyd attest to that because they were built with the all mighty money from moonshine. 5 Mile Mountain Distillery uses the same old recipes with traditional copper stills on open flames. Their batches of whiskey are handcrafted and kept small so they can ensure their products are known for the same quality as their moonshining predecessors.
- Tasting Room
- Group Tours
- Bottle Shop
- Private Events
Floyd Hwy South Floyd, VA 24091
Located in a carefully renovated building that began its life as the Floyd County Public Service Authority, a visit to 5 Mile Mountain Distillery is an experience in the old ways. Partake in a full sampling where you will taste their latest and greatest award-winning spirits. Lead by an expert Mix Master, your round of samples will come with tasting notes, cocktail ideas, and always good times. You can even see where the magic happens from their distillery’s viewing window.