Summer 2016 PA Distillery Tour #6- Big Spring Spirits in Bellefonte, Pa

Summer 2016 PA Distillery Tour #6- Big Spring Spirits in Bellefonte, Pa

I was not prepared for my visit to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. No one told me how beautiful it would be! I was struck by, and found myself in in awe of, this little piece of Belgium in the middle of the state! Only 12 miles north of State College, the town has grown around its belle fonte- its beautiful spring.  What is necessary when making good whiskey if not good water? There are just the right levels of minerals in this iron-free water to make any whiskey maker in Kentucky jealous. Many Pennsylvanians don’t realize that their state possesses some of the highest quality water in the United States that can be perfect for productive fermentation. Anyone who’s driven down a highway through Pennsylvania has seen the many limestone cliffs. The quantity of dissolved...