We pride ourselves in age-old distilling methods, locally sourced ingredients and an authentic experience. Owner and Head Distiller, Chris Prillaman is a direct descendent of bootleggers, who all made a living crafting spirits in the hills and hollers of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Twin Creeks Distillery produced and sold the first legal batch of liquor in Franklin County, Virginia's "Moonshine Capital" since prohibition times. The original brand Franklin County's Finest was a sell-out and stands as a collector's item today.
Our Grandpap, James Walter Hatcher, alias "Peg" was tied up in the nationally known "Great Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935" after depression times. He was an honest man and made a hard living bootlegging. His wife, Eula Mae is pictured with him on their wedding day.
After being indicted and pulling his time out of the conspiracy trial, the Library of Congress visited the Blue Ridge Mountains and recorded Grandpap Peg playing old-time fiddle. He was leery of the mysterious vehicles pulling up to his mountain home, but ended up playing them a few tunes on his fiddle for their archive collection.
Years went by and Grandpap Peg passed his fiddle to his Daughter and our Grandmother, Virginia Irene. She then passed it down to Chris. Today, Chris plays old-time fiddle and crafts spirits in the same fashion as his Grandpap Peg. Old-time music and the art of making liquor share a lot in common around home, hence the meaning behind the fiddle in our logo.