03 - 13 - 2014 Whiskey distillery to open using spring water from Bellefonte
[CDT] - They're making whiskey in Bellefonte. This may, a 5,200 sq. ft. space at the Match Factory will be transformed into Big Spring Spirits, a microdistillery with a vision to reuse, recycle and repurpose. The Co-owner, Kevin Lloyd, said “We’re really thinking green and thinking local”. The facility will reuse water that comes from adjacent Big Spring, for which the business is named. The microbrewed liquors, liqueurs and sodas will be made using chlorinated, purified water directly from the spring. Corn, wheat and barley will come from local farms. A chemist by trade, Lloyd was the owner of a State College-based pharmaceutical research company and wanted to put his knowledge of chemistry to use in a different direction.