Nestled in the heart of the 'Model City', Kingsport, Tennessee, is Hook & Ladder Distillery, a father-son duo that distill award-winning moonshine. Drew and Kenneth Draper are dedicated to two things: putting forth award-winning, craft spirits and honoring the brotherhood of firefighters across the country.
Drew Draper has been a student of his craft since he was 17 years old, long before moonshine was legal in Tennessee. In a perfect coincidence, when Drew turned 21 moonshine became legal. He could finally chase his lifelong passion. He approached his father, a decorated Senior Captain with the Kingsport Fire Department, about opening a distillery and his father was eager to help.
After having hundreds of firefighters try their first moonshine, Drew and Kenneth knew they had a winner on their hands. Since, Hook & Ladder Distillery has added to their award-winning line of oat-based moonshines. Nine different flavors, including Salted Caramel, Strawberry Lemonade and Orange DreamSickle. As well as an aged bourbon and an award-winning vodka.