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The RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment. Click here to view our dedicated page & to stay informed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Defiant Whisky, Blue Ridge Distilling Co.

228 Redbud Lane, Bostic, NC 28018

Defiant Whisky is the spirit of Golden Valley, located in the heart of WNC's South Mountains! Defiant is a new way of distilling. They're not bound by barrels or recipes or tradition. They're guides are the finest ingredients- Mother Nature and our own intuition. Create the Defiant experience – How long is it aged? Take a sip, the proof is in the pudding! Enjoy a scenic drive through Golden Valley and off the beaten path you will find Defiant's Blue Ridge Distillery. Stop in for a tour and tasting Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Saturdays area also available, give them a call to set up a tour. A Gift Shop can be found inside the distillery and is filled with t-shirts, hats, koozies, glasses, and unique craft items. Check out the store online too!