One hundred and sixty years ago, Ben Holladay founded a Weston distillery on the Missouri River Bluffs, on the site of a natural spring.
That was the start of McCormick Distilling Co.
After a 20 year hiatus, the company is now offering public tours of the distillery. It will have a soft launch during April while taking feedback from customers, then have the kickoff on May 1.
The privately owned McCormick is one of the oldest distilleries in the U.S. and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Founder Ben Holladay was an entrepreneur who also was known as the Stagecoach King for his line which ran from Weston to the West Coast.
He opened the distillery in 1856 and the company’s products are now available across the U.S. and in 66 countries, such items as Tequila Rose, Hook’s Spiced Run, Triple Crown Whisk