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.
Great Grandpa Garfield, born in 1886, 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 the process of making moonshine has been a family tradition since the early 1800’s, being pasted down from generation to generation.
Grandpa Odis, loved helping Great Grandpa Garfield make and sample the shine. His confidence and passion for the craft prompted him to start making it on his own. He kept the family tradition alive, however, after quite a few close calls, the Feds finally caught him, and 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. He told me exactly where his still was buried, as he sipped from a bottle of corn whiskey. It is still buried there. I felt called to uphold my family's tradition, and after years of hard work and dedication, I now own a distillery following my calling" (NOLA Distillery President).
It is our obligation to keep the same family traditions and quality of liquors going forward for generations to come in compliance and accordance with federal regulations. At NOLA Distillery, we take pride in our craftsmanship in producing "one-of-a-kind" spirits. Visit us, today, to see exactly how we keep this family tradition going.
MEET THE MAGIC BEHIND THE OPERATION!
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.
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.
As a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, Victoria specializes in marketing and representing our brand through our digital platforms as well as hosting some of our local tastings. We are thrilled to have her on our team.
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.
Compliance and Private Labeling
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.