Welcome to Copper Run

Copper Run Distillery is the first legal distillery in the Ozark Mountains since the prohibition ended in 1933

The Signature Barrel Program

A unique experience for Whiskey Lovers, learn the secrets of hand crafted whiskey, a barrel at a time!

Gold Award - Best in Category


We offer tours of the distillery and samples of our spirits! Tours hours: 12.00, 2:00 and 4:00pm


Distillery adds a shot of art to its mix

Four years ago, Jim Blansit opened Copper Run Distillery in Walnut Shade to sell homemade moonshine, a word that used to describe illegally produced spirits but is basically unaged corn whiskey. He wanted to continue the tradition of moonshining in the Ozarks, but legally. Not content, however, with simply staying busy making moonshine and a

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417 Magazine Whiskey Fest 2012


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Young President’s Organization Party @ Copper Run Distillery

Live music from The Guise. Great cocktails by Mixologist Steven Smith. The party was catered by Farmer’s GastroPub.

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First Friday Art Walk, August

Complementary Rum tasting paired with truffles infused with Copper Run Rum.

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Eat, Drink and be Merry…

BBQ and Big Smith

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Taste and Science At The Discovery Center

“It’s all about flavor,” says Corliss. “We’re going to break that word down and tell you how to go about getting flavor. We’re going to do some hands-on demonstrations, so people can understand their palates, and how flavors work on it. We’ll explain each of the five flavors you taste. We’ll try some Copper Rum, made locally, and try different ways to blend the flavors.

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Moonshine Makes For Big Business in the Ozarks… by KOLR10 News

(Walnut Shade, Mo) — White lighting, rotgut, panther’s breath; it’s known by many names. But the most popular is moonshine.

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Distillation Workshop MSU

The Fruit Brandy Distillation Workshop was held last Tuesday on March 8. Dr. Karl Wilker presented information on the distillation process and Jim Blansit of Copper Run Distillery talked about his operation just north of Branson. Karl and C.J. Odneal ran a distillation in the afternoon so the participants could learn the sensory differences between the heads, the heart and the tails of the run and see where to make the cuts.

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Addy Awards

Creativore took Gold for best package with the Moonshine label and Silver with the Rum at the Addy Awards. It was a great evening finished off with a fearless snowball fight. p.s. Aris knows… go european, try the moonshine freezing cold!

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Whiskey and Moonshine Distilling 2010 Conference

An underlying trend in this year’s sessions was a marked increase in topics dealing with artisan whiskeys from an international perspective.

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