Mountain State Spirits

We are Mountain State Spirits, a Unique Craft Distillery hand making a new class of North American Cordials, Bourbon Ratafias, from our distillery in the mountains of West Virginia.
We Are So Proud of Our Recent Awards

A New Class of American Cordial

We created our Bourbon Ratafias to elevate one of North America’s finest beverages, Bourbon. Bourbon’s unique character is highlighted with the finest quality ingredients and old-world techniques to create a cordial like no other. Drinkable straight or mixed in cocktails, our Bourbon Ratafias are sure to please the most discerning palate.

Our singular goal is to create a truly delicious North American Cordial unlike any other found on earth, so when we use the word unique when describing ourselves, we are not stretching the truth.

We are so proud of our first two products that are just coming to market, but stay tuned as we have many more recipes already simmering in barrels.

History of Ratafia

The history of Ratafia dates back to 17th Century Mediterranean areas of Spain, Italy, and France. The products were typically liqueurs/cordials made by local craftsmen in small batches and have come to include a number of fortified wines from Champagne.

Our First Two Products

Walnut Maple and Hazelnut Honey Bourbon Ratafia

Walnut Maple Bourbon Ratafia

Bold and rich, our Walnut Maple infuses pure, whole ingredients into the finest Bourbon to create a Cordial unlike any other. Wonderful straight and dynamic in cocktails, one sip and you will understand why we love it so much.

Hazelnut Honey Bourbon Ratafia

Smooth, buttery, and just the right sweetness, our Hazelnut Honey is inspiring for all the right reasons. Infused from only pure, whole ingredients to create a fantastic cordial with drinkability. Straight or mixed, you’ll be amazed at it's complexity and versatility.

Mountain State Spirits
Cocktail   List

Mama's Cookbook

(By Tyler Davidson, General Lewis Inn)
Ingredients:
1 tsp. Blackberry Sage Shrub, 3/4oz Sweet Vermouth, 3/4oz Hazelnut Honey Ratafia, 1 1/2oz Añejo Tequila
Preparation:
Stir down and Garnish with a spritz of Fernet-Branca

Mountain State Sour

(Great with either Hazelnut or Walnut)
Ingredients:
2 oz Bourbon Ratafia, Juice of half a Lemon (or 1 1/2 oz sour mix),splash of Ginger Ale
Preparation:
Pour in a glass over ice. Can garnish with lemon peel or a cocktail cherry.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice(Walnut Maple or Hazelnut Honey Sour)

Mountain State Cider

(Great with either Hazelnut or Walnut)
Ingredients: Apple Cider (Hard or soft, sweet or dry), Bourbon Ratafia, 2 oz
Preparation: Pour Bourbon Ratafia over ice in a highball, fill with cider.
Served: Straight up; without ice

Mountaineer Coffee

(Great with Walnut Maple too)
Ingredients: 2 oz Hazelnut Honey Bourbon Ratafia, Fresh Brewed Coffee
Preparation: Add to fresh coffee, hot or cold for a treat, add cream (Kahlua and/or Irish Cream) as desired.

Mountain State Old Fashioned

Ingredients: 2 oz Bourbon Ratafia, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, Few dashes plain water, cocktail cherry
Preparation: Place bitters in a glass, add a dash of plain water. Swirl until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add Bourbon Ratafia. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice

White Mountaineer

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Walnut Maple Bourbon Ratafia, 1 oz Kahlua, 1 oz Bailey’sIrish Cream, 1/2 oz half & half (or cream)
Preparation: Pour Kahlua and Bourbon Ratafia into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Add Bailey’s and float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.
Served: Straight up; with or without ice

Mountaineer Tea

(Great with Walnut Maple too)
Ingredients: 2 oz Hazelnut Honey Bourbon Ratafia, TeaPreparation: Add to tea, hot or cold for a treat.

Mountaineer Hot Chocolate

(Great with Walnut Maple too)
Ingredients: 2 oz Hazelnut Honey Bourbon Ratafia, 6 oz Hot Chocolate
Preparation: Add to a mug of hot chocolate for a serious treat. (add Irish Cream for additional creaminess)