Welcome the Ridge Runner Distillery

Located in the Laurel Highland's, the seat of the whiskey rebellion, our distillery was built from the ground up to instill perfection in our products. Our products have a distinct flavor that differentiates us from the competition. Once you taste Ridge Runner, you will never forget it.

The Owner, Christian W. Klay got his feet wet as a second generation winemaker, learning to grow grapes and make and sell wine from his mother, Sharon. While she managed to instill a deep appreciation for wine and the way its made, Christian's real passion was good whiskey! After a lot of research on his favorite beverage, Christian was ready to make his passion a reality and so Ridge Runner Distillery was born.

The Distillery is a great extension of our winemaking background allowing us to make grape-based liquors, such as Grappa and Brandy. By using grapes grown right across the street, Ridge Runner Distillery has the rare ability to give its products the care needed to make truly original liquors in a process that we control from the harvest, to the moment a bottle goes out the door. That same care goes into crafting our products from our vodka, to our un-aged moonshine made from grain, and eventually our whiskey aged in fresh Pennsylvania oak barrels.

Ridge Runner Distillery offers not just a taste of southwest PA, but also a taste of the history of the region suppressed for nearly a century. From the heart of the whiskey rebellion, through the Ridge Runners (moonshiners) of prohibition, to the micro distillery renaissance sweeping our country, Ridge Runner Distillery retains the spirit of ingenuity and rebelliousness that distillers had 200 years ago, and bring it to the present day.

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Customer Reviews.....

Great drinks and product! Knowledgeable staff! David A. Wilson

Love this place the drinks are Amazing! Marcy Bennett

Everything we tasted was great. My favorite was the orange creamsicle moonshine but all of it was tasty! Kelly Bollig James

Been there a few times. I've had the whole lot. The vodka is like pure spring water. Their moonshine has everything you're looking for - high alcohol content, incredible sweetness and no bad aftertaste. And the apple pie...see previous comment and multiply by gramma's fresh baked apple pie. Great Fall drink!!!! Can't wait for the peach shine and lemon drop. I'll be back in October guys! Dan Best

Delicious drinks, welcoming atmosphere and AMAZING bartenders! Tia and Kathleen - Top notch experience. Will definitely be back soon! Diana Yespak Suter

Lovely local distillery serving such tasty cocktails! Complimentary spirits tastings, informative, knowledgeable, and such friendly staff! This place is so worth and afternoon adventure! Mary P. Hirko Gall

Everything was awesome! Moonshine flavors were all great, highly recommend! Cocktails were delicious, and the Bloody Mary was a meal by itself! Great bartender, we all had a great time! Jamie Zimmerman

Stopped in for the apple pie moonshine (which is amazing) but after tasting the peach pie, we went with that. The root beer moonshine is yummy too! Pam Wittman Chiprich

As a special promotion, Ridge Runner Distillery will be giving Gift Certificates for a FREE bottle of Moonshine (up to $20). Why? Because they know once you experience the Distinctive Tastes, you will come back time and time again!

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