Ragged Branch Distillery Photo

Ragged Branch Distillery

Born on a farm; raised in a glass.

Ragged Branch Distillery Photo


The legendary Master Distiller and our friend, Dave Pickerell helped us develop the foundation of our bourbon process – our mash. Every drop of our bourbon comes from our own grain – milled and mashed-in daily – and distilled with the expertise Dave bestowed upon us.

We begin by growing 100% of our raw grain on owned or leased land. Our crops have absorbed minerals unique to local soils, which contributes to a taste distinctive to our area. We mill all of our grain fresh every day to create our mash.

The resulting mash waits in our fermentation tanks for approximately four days as the yeast converts fermentable sugars into alcohol. We then distill the fermented mash in our 500 gallon, custom built still by Vendome Copper and Brass Works. Under our watchful eye, this copper pot-column combination still produces a barrel per day.

The spirit is aged in new charred American white oak barrels in our Barrel Barn. When our Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been aged to full maturity, we cut it to bottle proof and bottle it on-site.

Ragged Branch’s mission of creating excellent, independently handcrafted bourbon while adhering to the time honored traditions and distilling processes is reflected in every sip. Grab a bottle and taste for yourself.


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Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Ragged Branch Distillery

1015 Taylors Gap Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903

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