Rock Town Distillery wins top honors in 2013 World Spirits Competitions

“Competitions held in London, Chicago and San Francisco”  Little Rock, AR – (April 15, 2013) – Phil Brandon, founder of Rock Town Distillery, Arkansas’ first legal distillery since prohibition, is happy to announce his hand crafted spirits have won top honors in recent prestigious spirits competitions. Early in March, Rock Town was awarded the rating […]

10 Craft Liquor Distillers That Are Raising US Spirits

Rock Town Distillery made the top 10! Check our the article here. From the artile: “Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, Rock Town has the distinction of being the state’s first legal distillery since prohibition. Rock Town produces Arkansas Lighting, gin, bourbon and hickory smoked whiskey, but it is the bourbon thatFred Minnick, an expert on […]

Arkansas Lightning on Garden and Gun’s Website

Here’s a link to the feature:  Nine Southern Small-Batch Spirits Arkansas Lightning Little Rock, Arkansas  A traditional moonshine early bootleggers would appreciate, Arkansas Lightning is pot-distilled and made with Arkansas corn and wheat. Careful, this stuff’s bottled at 125 proof. arkansaslightning.com  Serving suggestion: Lightning Tea 1 oz. Arkansas Lightning 7 oz. sweet tea Mix in a tall […]

Rock Town featured in AAA Traveler Magazine

Here’s a link to the article:  http://www.autoclubmo.aaa.com/traveler/south/2013/01/travel-treasures.html Distillery tours show how spirits are made from grain to glass There hadn’t been a legal distillery in central Arkansas in decades, probably since Prohibition, until Phil Brandon lost his job. Once in telecommunications in Little Rock, Brandon was a casualty of today’s fluctuating job market. But rather […]

Feature on Fox16 News – Rock Town Distillery

Reported by: Kelly Dudzik Email: kdudzik@fox16.com Arkansas’ only distillery opened just a little more than a year ago, and the man behind the spirits launched his new business after becoming a casualty of Verizon’s takeover of Alltel. Phil Brandon opened Arkansas’ only distillery in 2010. And he did it after facing a tough loss. “When […]

THE Arkansas craft distiller is at Tales of the Cocktail

This story can also be found here:  NOLA.com At Friday’s Tales of the Cocktail panel on the proliferation of America’s craft distillers, moderator Matt Rowley told the crowd that there are now distilleries in every state but Oklahoma and Alabama. Phil Brandon, first legal distiller in Arkansas since Prohibition A guy wearing an Arkansas T-shirt was sitting […]

First Arkansas News

Nice story on Rock Town and Arkansas Lightning by First Arkansas News: Rock Town and Arkansas Lightning By: Ethan C. Nobles 26 January 2011 No Comment The scrappy crew at Little Rock’s own Rock Town Distillery have a new product — Arkansas Lightning — and you’re invited to the release party on Saturday (Jan. 29). […]