The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust.
Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to churn out some fine spirits.
Tighe (pronounced “Ty”) had a more direct thought. “Why don’t we just do it ourselves, dad?” he asked the patriarch. So, like many things in the Bullocks’ world, the son just took a leap.
Come Dec. 18, the back room of 121 W. Washington St. no longer will be a place to tinker and experiment for Tighe Bullock and distillers Adam Anderson and Scott Ferris. That’s when The Bullock Distillery opens for business, culminating a few years of building equipment, trying new mash blends and procuring barrels and bottles.