Berkshire Mountain Distillers is one of the founding members of the craft distiller movement and the region's first legal distillery since prohibition. Founder Chris Weld started BMD on an East Mountain farmstead, by the former site of Berkshire Sodium Springs, where pure spring water was bottled in the early 1900s. BMD handcrafts its spirits in small batches using regional ingredients. In 2014, BMD moved to a new production facility in Sheffield where they grow all botanicals for their spirits in a greenhouse on the property.
Garnering recognition across the country for its select line of high-quality spirits including a James Beard Award Semi-finalist for Outstanding Spirits Professional, BMD has received numerous accolades including Gold Medal Awards from the Beverage Tasting Institute and San Francisco Spirits Competition and national praise from publications like GQ, Details, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Playboy Magazine, Cool Hunting, Wine Enthusiast and Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible.
BMD's tasting room and retail shop is open daily. Artisanal spirits include Greylock Gin, Ethereal Gins, Ragged Mountain Rum, Ice Glen Vodka, Berkshire Bourbon, Race Brook Rye and New England Corn Whiskey plus whiskeys in partnership with a dozen popular Northeast brewers in the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project.