Behind every barn there is a barn raising. Each and every time we walk through the doors of our own red barn, we are thinking about everyone who lifted us up along the way.
From the very beginning, every time those doors opened a friendly face walked in and asked how they could help. Our friends and family provided the tools and materials we needed, the expertise we didn’t have, the ideas and solutions that eluded us, the encouragement and support that sustained us. It was dirty, frustrating work sometimes, and yet no one ever flinched.
We never had to ask. This community we love so much just gave.
And so we did ask for some help to thank them. Artisan and metalworker Matthew Harkins handcrafted the names of everyone who lent a hand from copper, like our still, and branded each one into the salvaged boards of the barn they built. All those names are right behind the bar. We’re adding to them every day. And now everyone who raises a glass of spirits in the Split Rock tasting room (and we hope there are so many!) toasts the friendship and goodwill that raised this barn. Family, friends, community. Those are our rocks.