Discover 10 Black-founded distilleries

13th October, 2020 by Nicola Carruthers

Whiskey Wright

Founded by chef Edwin Wright, the Whiskey Wright distillery is located in Waynesboro, Virginia.

After experimenting with smoking meat during his time working on a banquet, Wright became inspired to infuse smoke into alcohol.

In December 2015, Wright completed his first batches of smoke-infused spirits using alcohol he purchased from an ABC store. The highlights from this batch were Cherrywood Whiskey and Applewood Whiskey.

However, Wright decided he would begin making his own alcohol from scratch in mid-2016. The distillery currently produces a Cherrywood Smoked whiskey, with Tequila and rum to follow in the future.

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