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West Side developers get into the spirits


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.

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