Call Family Distillers: Alumni Spotlight
Owner & Head Distiller Brian Call and Operations Officer & Distiller Brad Call share the story of Call Family Distillers, a distillery located in Wilkesboro, North Carolina — the moonshine capital of the world and birthplace of NASCAR.
The Call family has a rich family history in making liquor — from Reverend Dan Call who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey, up to Willie Clay Call, a famous moonshine hauler called “The Uncatchable.” The team came to Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky to get hands-on experience using the equipment and discover what it would take to grow their business in new directions. At the 6-Day Distiller course, they were able to gain contacts, knowledge, and skills that saved them time, money, and mistakes.
About Call Family Distillers
Call Family Distillers is a craft distillery located in Wilkesboro, NC on the banks of the Yadkin River. Descendants of moonshiners and distillers that will live on through history, the Call Family today are producing spirits that carry unsurpassed flavor & smoothness made using a one-of-a-kind direct steam injection distillation technique.
Willie Clay Call was one of the most renowned moonshiners to come out of Wilkes County, North Carolina. Clay made moonshine and ran it out of necessity to survive and a conviction to be the best at it. Being labeled by Federal ATF agents as “The Uncatchable” was a title that was earned by staying true to the art of moonshining and an undeterred drive to take care of family.
Currently, the distillery produces a variety of moonshines inspired by the recipes of their distiller heritage, as well as a several fruit brandies.
Interested in learning more about the distilling process and the spirits industry? Check out Moonshine University’s 2020 courses to learn from the best in the business or contact our team to hear about our professional services.