Brandon is an Ozarks native and grew up listening to stories about moonshining in the Ozarks hills. Little did he know that after many adventures as a traveling musician and years of working construction, that he would become a moonshiner himself. Basically, Brandon came to Copper Run to build a deck and never left.

Brandon has worn many hats here at Copper Run, but he found his niche down in the distillery as Jim Blansit’s apprentice distiller. He also serves as vibe coordinator (due to his smile, laughter, and relentless enthusiasm), handyman, whiskey whisperer, and inventory guy.

Brandon still plays music on the local music scene, and can often be found performing at Copper Run on weekends as a solo act or with his band, The Shotgun Brothers.

Key team members

Katherine Smith


David Burley

Lead Distiller

Jim Blansit

Owner | Master Distiller

Brandon Moore

Distiller | Vibe Coordinator