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Our Story

Our family takes great pride in using age-old distilling methods and locally sourced ingredients to curate an authentic experience for all who wish to grab a bottle and take a sip.

Founder and Owner, Chris Prillaman is a direct descendent of bootleggers, who all made a living crafting spirits in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. His daughter, Anna leads today in carrying on the long standing family traditions.

After founding Twin Creeks Distillery in 2014, our family produced and sold the first legal batch of liquor in Franklin County, Virginia's "Moonshine Capital" since prohibition. Chris’ goal was to preserve and carry on the dying art of old-time distilling in the hills of Franklin County, Virginia.

The original brand "Franklin County's Finest" (now known as our 1st Sugar Moonshine) was a sell-out and stands as a collector’s item today.

Peg & Eula

Family History

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 indicted and pulled federal time in the late 30s. His wife, Eula Mae is pictured beside him on their wedding day. 

After 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. You can still listen to those recordings today.

Years went by and Grandpap Peg passed his fiddle to his Daughter and our Grandmother, Virginia Irene who is 90 years old present day. She then passed it down to Chris.

Today, Chris plays the same old-time fiddle and crafts spirits in the same fashion as his Grandpap Peg. Old-time music and mountain-made booze share a lot in common around home, hence the meaning behind the fiddle in our logo.