Distillery to expand in Smyth County
Appalachian Mountain Spirits is expanding its whisky distillery in Smyth County, a $1.95 million project that is expected to create 13 new jobs during the next three years.
The company also has committed to buying 3 million pounds of Virginia-grown corn, barley and rye as part of an agreement with the commonwealth.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has approved a $50,000 grant from the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to assist with the project, which Smyth County is matching with local funds.
The AFID Fund is administered by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS).