Belmont Farm Distillery

GRAIN TO GLASS PERFECTION: For more than four centuries, our forefathers produced fresh whiskey in the hills of Virginia. Now, for the last 30 years, this once elusive drink is available for all to enjoy. Belmont Farm Distillery was the first craft whiskey distillery in the USA. For more than four centuries, our forefathers produced fresh whiskey in the hills of Virginia. Until 30 years ago, whiskey for popular consumption was made in column stills that handle thousands of gallons per hour. Here at Belmont Farm, whiskey is produced in a genuine solid copper pot still. While others may be flooding the market, our pot still whiskey is slow and handled with care to preserve all of the aroma and taste of a fine fresh whiskey. Ourr copper pot still is truly the secret of our whiskey.

On Belmont Farm, we grow our own corn, harvest it, store it, and grind it in preparation for our whiskey. We add only choice malt to our corn meal, which is cooked in our stainless-steel cooker. We are proud of our yeast preparation in our stainless-steel yeast tank, which is carefully stirred and watched. We follow a unique family recipe to cook the corn mash. After cooking is completed, the mash is sent to copper fermentation tanks for four days. The fermented mash is then sent to a 3000-gallon copper pot still where it is distilled. Although this form of whiskey production had been abandoned in the United States, we have dedicated ourselves to the continuation of pot still whiskey. Once the whiskey leaves the pot still, it then proceeds to the doubler where it is further distilled, to increase the proof and insure a quality product. The whiskey is now ready to be bottled and is sent to the bottling room, where it is prepared for shipment.

Belmont Farm, today, consists of 195 acres of estate grown corn, wheat and barley which is used to produce their fine whiskey. Our farm also produces hay for the cattle and horses. Our operation at Belmont Farm Distillery is family owned and operated. It is with great pride that our family has chosen to preserve a national tradition of copper pot still fresh whiskey in our Virginia Lightning Corn Whiskey and Kopper Kettle Virginia Whiskey.


Kopper Kettle Virginia Whiskey

Kopper Kettle Vodka

Kopper Kettle Golden Gin

Kopper Kettle Dark Chai Spice Rum

Kopper Kettle Apple Whiskey

Kopper Kettle Bonded Whiskey

Kopper Kettle Bourbon Whiskey

Virginia Lightening

Virginia Lightening Moonshine

Virginia Lightening Apple Pie

Virginia Lightening Cherry

Virginia Lightening Peach

Virginia Lightening Butterscotch


Butcher Holler

Lil Buddy Tropical Rum

Craft Cocktails


13490 Cedar Run Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701

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Opening hours

HOURS: Monday: Closed, Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday: Closed