Appalachian Gap Distillery founders Lars Hubbard and Chuck Burkins started as home brewers, and got really inspired by the pride of being able to place a pint of really good beer in front of a friend (or acquaintance, or stranger) and seeing the widening of the eyes as they tasted how good it was, and being able to say “We made that.”
In 2010, to take a break from thier active and busy lives, Lars and Chuck took a class on distilling one weekend in Geneva, NY. What began as fun became a mild obsession, and now has become a business that they are building with their hands to make the best spirits they possibly can.
From thier solar-powered distillery, they are handcrafting a line of delicious, unique spirits that will delight the senses. These are not the latest vodka or bourbon variant; these are not products bought in bulk and bottled straight out of the shipping container.
These are spirits that we carefully — painstakingly — craft ourselves to meet our own exacting standards. From spirits with intense flavors of coffee, to incredibly smooth sipping rum, to a high proof white whiskey that is sweet and delicious – and more spirits to follow – Lars and Chuck are crafting spirits that are balanced, rich in flavor, and utterly unique.