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Elevated Mountain Distilling Company: Alumni Spotlight

Dave Angel, Owner of Elevated Mountain Distilling Company, shares his story. Angel explains the inspiration for the craft distillery in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Located between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, it’s the perfect place to run a craft distillery. Named for its physical elevation and elevation of the spirits products it sells, the distillery uses methods that pay homage to legendary moonshiners like Popcorn Sutton, but with a modern twist.

Angel came to Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky to enter the gateway to the distilling industry and discover what it would take to launch his dream distillery. At the 6-Day Distiller course, he was able to gain contacts, knowledge, and skills that saved him time, money, and mistakes.

About Elevated Mountain Distilling Company

Elevated Mountain Distilling Company operates in an 11,000 sq. ft. facility encompassing our distillery, barrel storage, bottling area, product development/quality control lab, and gift shop. We are extremely proud of the facility layout and process design enhancing wastewater management, ventilation management, and other features that set us apart in the craft distilling industry.

Dave and Sue Angel founded our company knowing that their daughters would grow up as fourth generation Smoky Mountain whiskey makers. Their Smoky Mountain heritage and family legacy shines through in every product distilled and produced by Elevated Mountain.

Elevated Mountain Distilling Company

Currently, the distillery produces a variety of corn whiskey moonshine and flavored moonshines, as well as bourbon, rye whiskey, and vodka.

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.


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