Out & About: West Overton hosts Whiskey Smash
Who knows what your great-grandpap might have thought, but bananas Foster moonshine is now a thing.
That was just one of the esoteric flavors from Tall Pines Distillery of Salisbury, Somerset County, at the third annual Whiskey Smash on Nov. 18 at West Overton Village and Museum near Scottdale.
Joining Tall Pines in offering sips and shots were regional distillers Barrel 21, Mountain Laurel Spirits, Disobedient Spirits, Mingo Creek Craft Distillers, Red Pump Spirits, Ridge Runner Distillery and Wigle Whiskey.
The Whiskey Smash celebrates West Overton's history, as the site where Old Overholt whiskey originated, and the present day resurgence in popularity of whiskey and moonshine products.
It also looks forward to the historical site's plans to get back in the distillery business.
“We're not quite there,” said Executive Director Jessica Kadie-Barclay at the party, “but we are SO close!”
Maybe next year's guests will be queuing up for some “New Overholt.” In the meantime, they were happy with the spirits offered, along with eats from Carson's Catering, desserts from Barton's Bake Shop and music by Mike Medved.
Seen at the Smash: Vicki Copenheaver, Aleasha Monroe, Marty Savanick, John Faith, Sam Komlenic, Gary and Christina Phillips, Adam and Shelley Minnick, Anthony Bompiani, Bruce Blacka, David and Carol Tullio, Randy andKelly Tullio, Tinky Nist, Kevin and Becky Kramarski, Dan Simko, Lisa Simko, Ian Yuhouse, Jim Seaman, Dave and Angie Hudik, Mary Wilkie and Sarah Treadway.