Country Hammer Moonshine, Bethel Park

Country Hammer is a limited distillery that focuses on 50 flavors of moonshine, from apple pie, banana cream and cinnamon toast to dill pickle, salted caramel and root beer float. With four retail locations throughout Pittsburgh, it’s easy to stock up on this legal, unaged whiskey. Its 50-milliliter airplane miniatures are the company’s pride and joy, allowing customers to try a variety of flavors. The little bottles make great wedding favors.

Photo courtesy of McLaughlin Distillery.

McLaughlin Distillery, Sewickley

McLaughlin Distillery is open to the public seven days a week for bottle sales and free tastes of its whiskeys, flavored moonshines, vodka and non-alcoholic offerings. Can’t make it to the site?  They’ll bring the distillery to you! The company hosts in-home parties where representatives guide you and a minimum of 10 guests through flavor profiles of their 31 products.

4Four6 Distillery owners Maria Yeater and Marcy Sunday. Photo by Kristin Bowers.

4four6 Distillery, Sharpsburg

Here’s the 411 on 4four6: the long-awaited distillery officially opened its doors on Jan. 18. Patrons will finally be able to purchase bottles, flights and cocktails containing 4four6 gin, rum, whiskey and bourbon. The business is the brainchild of Marcy Sunday and Maria Yeater, who dreamed up the idea during a Vegas vacation. They brought their double vision back to the ‘burgh and Jerry Sunday, Marcy’s husband, fired up the 600-liter pot still. They’re betting locals will love the booze and the tasting room’s Steel City décor.