Dwayne Freeman is the owner of Appalachian Distillery. Appalachian Distillery is a family owned business that makes premium sour mash moonshine, whiskey, and bourbon, owned by Dwayne and his wife Sandy Freeman. They are a growing company that plans to employ up to eight people in the near future. They have the capacity to produce 12,000 gallons of moonshine per year. With only a handful of reputable distilleries in the state and being located off of I-77, has given the company an advantage with ease of access. Appalachian Distilleries has been recognized as a must-see attraction for tourism in West Virginia. 






  • 2:44 Fill in the gaps of that brief introduction.
  • 3:25 How did you get started in this business?
  • 3:59 What is your 30 second elevator pitch?
  • 4:39 How did you develop the moonshine recipe?
  • 5:15 What is the difference between bourbon and whiskey?
  • 6:30 Take a few minutes to describe your moonshine products.
  • 8:45 What does your facility look like?
  • 10:24 Where do you sell your product?
  • 12:46 What is the thing you are most excited about for your company right now?
  • 13:22 Which countries are you exporting to right now?
  • 15:43 What is the best thing about being in business in West Virginia?
  • 16:33 What was been your best business moment so far?
  • 17:22 Positively West Virginia Commercial Break.
  • 19:05 What is one piece of advice you would give an entrepreneur?
  • 19:54 What is one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?
  • 20:42 What is one resource you use in your business you can’t live without?
  • 21:21 What is one of the big challenges you face right now?
  • 21:47 What is one book you would recommend?
  • 22:31 If you could meet one person in West Virginia who would that be?
  • 23:11 Where can folks buy your product in West Virginia?
  • 23:42 Can your products be ordered online?
  • 26:11 How do you go about attracting new customers?
  • 26:55 Anything else we haven’t talked about that you would like to cover?
  • 27:29 What is the best way for people to get in contact with you?