Hidden between the Shenandoah River and Charles Town, WV on Rt. 9 is a quaint little establishment known as the Bloomery Plantation Distillery. The mini distillery, which makes a handful of wonderful cordials, is housed in the restored 1840 slave quarters of the former Willowdale Plantation. In 1870, the building was expanded to its current six room configuration. The board and baton siding was originally salvaged from C&O canal boats.
The distillery’s farm sits on 12 acres of land. You can find both lemons and raspberries growing here.
The hosts are quite friendly and willing to share the history of the land. Their “cellos” are very tasty (Lemon Ice is our favorite) and samples are available on Fridays and Saturdays. While probably not a destination trip, we do recommend stopping if you are in the neighborhood.