Old Nick Williams farm and distillery
2 Year Grand Re-opening: Local Celebration & Rum Release
Sarah K Wilson
Tucked away in the lush forest of Lewisville proudly stands the Old Nick Williams Distillery and sprawling farm. The smell of sweet molasses and grains spill through the air, as bottles of whisky, bourbon, and recently rum, are made on-site with local farm-sourced ingredients. The ONW Jamerican rum is set to be released on June 15th, where there will be live Jamaican music, food trucks, games, local vendors, and an all around party to celebrate the big debut and the two year anniversary of the distillery. The ONW Jamerican rum is going to be a classic Jamaican style rum, but with an American flair, making it an excellent addition to the selection of spirits available at the distillery.
The distillery also serves as a piece of living history, and used to be up and operating until prohibition shut them down in the early 1900’s. There are even large piles of broken glass on the premises still today, from when law enforcement came through the distillery and smashed all the bottles of spirits that they could find during prohibition. Some surviving bottles recovered from the glass piles are even on display inside the bar area for public viewing.
Old Nick Williams Distillery is also actively pushing the Senate bill 290 called the Distiller Regulatory Reform Bill which would grant parody to NC distilleries and allow them to serve cocktails, self distribute, eliminate the cap on bottle sales, and would grant the same rights to the distillery that have been granted to breweries and wineries for the past 15 years. In pursuing this, they would level the playing field between the liberties given to breweries and wineries, and even allow for the distillery to be open on Sunday.
There’s always something going on at Old Nick Williams farm and distillery –from the chickens, dogs, and goats, to political involvement, the owners stay busy and dedicated to bringing fun and excitement to all visitors. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 15th for the fun-filled two-year anniversary celebration and the big release of the Jamerican Rum.
Celebrating our 2 year Grand Re-opening and the release of our JAMERICAN RUM, we are throwing a Jamerican Street Party on the farm! We will combine our loves for Jamaica and America and have one big bash! Rum Tours and Tastings all day, food trucks, yard games, music, and more! Mark it on your calendars and stay tuned for more details as we add them!
Taste Jamaica, Wild Willie’s Wiener Wagon (until 2pm), Sunset Slush of the Piedmont
Sahara Reggae- Band and DJ Stretch
Eleven Lakes Brewing