Wildcat Willy's Distillery - 31 E Broadway St, Winchester KY - 859.355.5000
How We are Open During CoronaVirus
During the outbreak, some people need vegetables. We grow them, just 8 miles from downtown Winchester.
During the outbreak, some people would like hamburger from beef raised on pasture in Clark County, without antibiotics or growth hormones. We also have this, just 8 miles away.
During the outbreak, some people need eggs. Our 20 hens are laying their hearts out, and we are making these eggs available for sale to our community.
During the outbreak, some people need bread. Not only do we raise and mill some of the wheat for our bread (the rest comes from Weisenberger Mill in Midway) but we bake it in a certified kitchen, right in downtown Winchester.
During the outbreak, some people want hemp CBD. We raise the hemp organically here, and sell Homestead Alternative hemp oil, hemp chocolate, hemp caramels, hemp lotion, and even hemp dog biscuits…at our store in downtown Winchester.
During the outbreak, some people could use a good stiff drink. We grow the corn here, and make moonshine 8 miles away, in downtown Winchester.
This morning, I found myself on the phone with a writer from New York.
“You are not taking this seriously,” he said.
I begged to differ, and in the end, after I’d I described our process, he seemed on board. But he instructed me to do a better job of explaining what we are doing. A person on our facebook page basically showed I needed to do better, too, so I’m trying.
No, Covid 19 is not a food borne illness. It is transmitted by people. Got that.
Our entire supply chain for fresh vegetables, eggs and whiskey contains eight people. I watch them like a hawk, and we are taking temperatures regularly. Is there still risk? Sure there is, but it is much minimized.
Most food supply chains involved thousands of people. I just finished reading an article (From NPR, not some click-bait publication) about California farmers anticipating the fallout if farmworkers become ill. “Covid-19 Threatens Food Supply Chain as Farms Worry About Workers Falling Ill.” And it goes from there…from industrial farms to distribution centers, truckers, stocking clerks.
We are eight miles, eight people.
We’ve closed the farm to visitors during the outbreak.
Once our products are at Wildcat Willy’s, we have moved our licensed retail market to the front of the building, facing out the garage door. At this market, we are stocking farm products, CBD, bread and moonshine.
Right now, our kitchen is closed.
Our patrons can order by text (Zach’s number is (859)-749-3566) or email (email@example.com). They can pull up to the garage door and shout. If they come in, they maintain their distance. We’ll bring their order to the curb.
I just did a town run -- to the post office, the bank, the grocery and the cleaners. To my mind, the riskiest part of the day was the use of the credit card machine. Zach has been busy finding a solution.
So Wildcat Willy’s store will be open Tuesday, March 24th. I’ll be there for much of the day, and Zach, Wildcat Willy and I look forward to seeing you.
Co-Owner, Wildcat Willy's Distillery
Mt. Folly Farm Ground Beef (frozen 10 lb. bag only)
Mt. Folly Farm Steaks (frozen, selection will vary)
Mt. Folly Farm Goat Meat (frozen)Mt
Mt. Folly Farm Eggs
Wildcat Willy's Moonshine
Select Mt. Folly Farm Produce
Mt. Folly Farm Grits & Cornmeal
Laura's Homestead Alternative's CBD Products
Laura's Hemp Chocolates
Wildcat Willy's Distillery Gift Cards (any amount!)
Other local and regional favorites!
Wildcat Willy's Farm to Table Store Offerings
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday
10 - 6
Locally Grown and Sourced Ingredients
Fresh and Simple Food
True Farm-to-Table Kentucky Dishes
Distillery & Bar
Farm to Table
Our bar was built by hand by Wildcat Willy Himself. It features local oak and walnut wood.
We are especially proud of the craftsmanship that went into building the bar as well as stocking it with our very own moonshine.
Our farmer friends at Mt. Folly grew the corn and sweet potatoes that we ferment and distill into our signature craft moonshine.
Take a seat and dine-in for a true taste of Kentucky.
Our Farm-to-Table menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches, sweet potato fries, roasted vegetables, and seasonally rotating entrées.
All of your traditional favorites with ingredients from Mt. Folly Farm.
Our building also features an open kitchen so you can see what we're cooking!