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It all started generations ago at a family farm in a hollow near an old oak tree. Moonshiners and bootleggers were prevalent throughout the region, the illegal trading spread far and wide, much further than the South. For some, moonshining was a family tradition they were born into like myself.


Great Grandpa Garfield, born in 1886 and started moonshining on the family farm back in the early 1900’s as a way to assist in feeding his family. It has been told that making of moonshine had been a family tradition since the early 1800’s.


Grandpa Odis, loved helping Great Grandpa Garfield make the shine, not to mention sampling the shine. He then starting making it on his own. After quite a few close calls of being caught, the Feds finally caught him. He was convicted of selling untaxed liquor, he was charged a couple of other times previously for possession of illegal liquor, but this time he was sentenced for illegally producing liquor.


I still remember the day when Grandpa Odis was at my farm telling me what steps it took to make the very best shine possible. I listened very carefully, then he told me exactly where his still was buried as he sipped from a bottle of corn whiskey. It is still buried there. Years passed and next thing you know I own a distillery following my family footsteps. It is our obligation to keep the same family traditions and quality of liquors going forward for generations to come. (Legally)


Where the Passion Begins

Today, Nola Distillery is one of the leaders in the industry - and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the amazing work our team does every single day. We’re incredibly proud of each team member, and are consistently impressed by their creativity and drive. Browse their profiles to discover the passion behind our company.

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Compliance and Private Labeling

Since joining Nola Distillery, Joshua Hauptman has played a crucial role in the continued success of the company. His exceptional skill set, true passion and creativity has inspired massive growth.

Happy Young Man

Maggie McNair

Manager-Director of Sales-Event Coordinator

After a thriving career in many different companies, Nola Distillery is pleased to have Maggie McNair on our team. As a motivated, results-oriented collaborator, she has helped us to make us what we are today.

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Allison Franz


Allison Franz is an essential part of the team, and has been with Nola Distillery since the very beginning. As our one of our Managers, she has ensured that countless clients receive exactly what they need and are completely satisfied.

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