Beverages » About Berkshire Mountain Distillers
Join Chris Weld, founder/owner of Berkshire Mountain Distillers, for a tour of the distillery. Chris' products are hand crafted in small batches at the Berkshire’s first legal distillery since prohibition. They use historic spring water in the production of Ice Glen Vodka, Greylock Gin, Ragged Mountain Rum and limited-edition Ethereal Gin. They distill from the ground up, sourcing local farm products when possible and crafting their own blends.
Chris Weld, founder/owner of Berkshire Mountain Distillers in Sheffield, MA, is a New England native. He has a background in biochemistry and had worked for years as a physicians assistant in California and New York. His retrofitted barn, the result of extensive research and the aide of a consultant, fulfills a dream he’s had since, well, truth be told, eighth grade. “I wanted to build a still, but my mom wouldn’t let me do it once she found out it was a federal offense,” he says. For him, it’s never been about the liquor, per se. The thrill resides in the art and craft of chemical combinations.