From Farm to Flask with MurLarkey Spirits
MurLarkey Spirits is a Virginia-based certified craft distillery that aims to capture the heart and soul of their Irish heritage in every bottle.
Jun. 2020Written by Ethan ColchamiroPhotography provided by Murlarkey
Starting with little more than a 23-gallon copper still and a dream, second generation Irish-American cousins Tom Murray and Mike Larkin saw a growing demand for high-quality, locally sourced spirits.
Joining forces with a small team of family and friends, they began distilling, using Virginia grains and old-world methods to create small batch, artisanal spirits that captures their Irish heritage.
“The way I approach making drinks is that all the spirits are my canvas,” says Master Distiller George “Papi” Zwetkow. “I’m going to create a painting, but it’s going to be in a glass. It’s really an experience.”
To date, their gluten-free vodka, gluten-free gin and craft whiskies have won dozens of awards, most recently taking Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits competition for their Smokehouse Whiskey.
Join us for a tour of MurLarkey's distillery in Prince William County Virginia to see the magic in the making.
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