New CSA in Town

For those of us accustomed to “eating out of a box,” there seems to be a shortage of CSAs around Pittsboro these days.  Eva is fixing to change all that.  She operates Heartstrong Farm over in Randolph County, and she is going to use our tasting room as a...

Fair Game Chocolates at Blue Dot Coffee

When people started using Fair Game Amber Rum and Fair Game Apple Brandy in homemade chocolates, we started buying them and selling them in our gift crates.  Our Valentine’s Crate was designed around the Brandy Alexander (We called it Alexander the Crate), and...

It’s Not Too Late

The other day I delivered one of our Brandy Alexander gift crates to a customer on a construction site.  He described last year’s Valentines Day.  He finished work, ran to the Big Box store and bought a box of commodity chocolates and a sorry looking rose. He...

Use Yer Crate

When you sell gift crates, the issue arises of what to do with them once the contents have been consumed. Our answer:  bring them back.  We put a 10.00 deposit on each one.  You can either collect a peachback, or get your crate re-filled with 10.00 off. We know this...

Alexander the Crate

I finally have a Valentine’s Day crate ready to go.  The ink was still drying on the artwork tonight when I showed it to a couple of tasting room guests.  We had just toured the distillery together–and they each bought one.  The crate is built around the...

Spirits on Fire

Over the holiday break on the Outer Banks my son Arlo lit a bottle cap of Fair Game Apple Brandy on fire.  It was a gentle blue flame that fascinated me. Cooking.  Flambe.  Brandy finish.  I’m new to the food and beverage industry, but as the new corner office...