Black Hills Dakota Distillery, founded in April 2011, is the first legal distillery in the Black Hills area. We are a startup artisan distillery with our production facility located outside of Sturgis, South Dakota. Our goal is to produce the finest handcrafted spirits possible using South Dakota grown ingredients. At present, we have one 50-gallon column still with four refractor plates and one 15-gallon column still. Our spirits are produced on a small batch level, which flow off our still at a rate of gallons per hour not hundreds of gallons per minute like the mass produced spirits available everywhere else.
Our debut product is ‘Sturgis Shine’ which we based on an ancient recipe for an Irish moonshine. It will be featured at the Sturgis Liquor Store located at 1075 Lazelle St, Sturgis SD during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. ‘Sturgis Shine’ is a 100 proof spirit made form barley, sugar, and clove honey. Tastings for ‘Sturgis Shine’ will be held at the Sturgis Liquor Store from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on July 31st and Aug 1st.