Behind the Scenes at Big Spring Spirits

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Behind the Scenes at Big Spring Spirits

December 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Did you ever wonder just exactly how take grains, yeast, and water and turn them into adult beverages?  Phil the Distiller takes us behind the scenes at Bellefonte’s Big Spring Spirits to show us how they do it.

View this video here after 8:00pm, Friday, December 11.

Located in Bellefonte, just a few miles from State College, Big Spring Spirits opened in 2014 as a community focused craft distillery. Founded by Penn State alums, its products are made from grains sourced from local farmers, and of course depend on the town’s famous water. That water flows from the big spring at the heart of Bellefonte. Only steps away from the distillery, it produces millions of gallons of water a day. Indeed, the town owes its very name to the spring, which was called “la belle fonte” by the French statesman Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, during a brief exile to the United States in the 1790s.

The distillery’s products include vodka, several whiskeys, rum, gin. In early 2020, in the early days of the COVID pandemic, the distillery added hand sanitizer to its product line. Its most popular product is Talleyrand Cream Bourbon named for, who else, Charles Talleyrand.


December 11, 2020
8:00 pm - 8:30 pm