Copper Run Distillery

A few months ago, the Ozarks got its very first distillery. I have been meaning to share a little about the Copper Run Distillery. It is quite the place.

The Copper Run Distillery is a small craft style distillery located about 10 miles north of Branson, Missouri. Jim opened the doors a couple of months ago, featuring a Ozark style corn whiskey, golden rum, and vodka. I had a chance to be there on almost the opening day (my first bottle of whiskey was No. 12!). The product is very good, and will only get better with time.

The Distillery is located at 1901 Day Rd. Walnut Shade MO 65771. The phone number is 417-294-0375 Sample Room Hours: 10-7 Tues. thru Sun. Private tastings by appointment only. Here are some directions to Jim’s place: from Branson MO. Take 65 North to Bear Creek Rd, (approx. 9 miles. Turn left and go 4.5 miles. Stay right as Bear Creek becomes Day Road. (Bear Creek turns left.) Look for the whiskey barrels on your left.

Jim is now aging some whiskey in oak barrels, and it should be very interesting. His barrels came from a local wine maker. The special barrels should add some interesting overtones to the whiskey over time. I especially liked the vodka also.

Let me add some pictures of the facility for you also. However, you really need to pay a visit. The trip is worth the samples.


If you would like to know about the Copper Run Distillery, you can email them at


Ray Province, The Celtic Ozarkian

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2 Responses to Copper Run Distillery

  1. David Neff says:

    Would like to try it. Can it be mailed or shipped?

    • celticozarkian says:

      David, I believe that the Brown Derby Liquor stores in Springfield, MO can ship this. It would probably go through FedEx, as they have a proper license to ship the product. It is worth the cost. Slainte, Ray Province

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