Moonshine on Main Street; Distillery continues a north county tradition

Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

Alana Michelle Peaden was 20 when she died last fall from juvenile diabetes. In her memory, the still is fondly referred to as "Miss Alana."

"She's been like our chess master from up above to make everything happen," Tyler said.

The distillery plans to host at least two annual fundraisers benefiting juvenile diabetes research. Other charities will also benefit from the new downtown business.

Ellis said he and his partners each hold 33 percent shares in the distillery, leaving a 1 percent share remaining.

"Every year on our (grand opening) anniversary, we're going to take 1 percent of the profits, whether it's $10 or $10,000, and give it to charity," Ellis said.

Each partner in turn will choose the charity, he said.

 



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