WELDON — At its annual meeting on Sept. 22 at Chockoyotte Country Club, Halifax County Business Horizons (Halifax Horizons) Inc. presented its annual “Working Together Works” award to Michael Hinderliter and Bruce Tyler, owners of Weldon Mills Distillery.
In making the presentation, Scott Aman, newly-elected president of Halifax Horizons, highlighted the vision and entrepreneurial spirit that led to the creation of Weldon Mills Distillery.
“Michael Hinderliter and Bruce Tyler met every challenge imaginable and created an award-winning distillery in just four short years,” Aman said in a press release from Cathy A. Scott, executive director of the Halifax County Economic Development Commission. “Today, the Weldon Mills Distillery is a nationally and internationally recognized distiller, winning awards each year, including Spirt of the Year, Best Bourbon Whiskey, and Distillery of the Year in 2022.”
Accepting the award, Hinderliter said, “I am honored to accept this recognition on behalf of Weldon Mills Distillery. Bruce and I have received amazing local support and we believe that our future plans for the Distillery will help to springboard opportunities to transform Weldon and its riverfront.”
Located on the banks of the Roanoke River in Weldon, Weldon Mills Distillery produces fine spirits such as bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and other flavored liquors. The distillery uses North Carolina-sourced water, corn, wheat and barley in their products.
Ronnie Locke, chairman of the Halifax County Economic Development Commission and a Halifax Horizons Board member, said, “Working together really does work and it is important that we recognize individuals like Bruce Tyler and Michael Hinderliter who invest in our communities. We look forward to supporting the future growth of the Weldon Mills Distillery.”
Halifax County Business Horizons Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to provide funding for economic development projects in all of Halifax County. Private funds raised by the organization support business and industry recruitment and expansion and tourism development. Halifax Horizons provides critical financial support for projects that directly impact the success of our local tourism and economic development efforts.