Beaver Creek Distillery to celebrate anniversary

Published 1:39 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Beaver Creek Distillery in Bassfield will be celebrating its first anniversary March 9. Mississippi’s first Native Spirits Distillery officially opened Feb. 25, 2023. Bo Foster and Friends will entertain guests with live music throughout the event from noon until 6 p.m.

Other dates have also been announced for the distillery’s Spirit Saturdays.

Felder Rushing will be at the farm on April 20 to discuss botanicals. Rushing is an eleventh-generation American gardener and horticulturist who travels the world looking for simple garden approaches, which he promotes in his newspaper columns, books, magazine articles, and NPR radio program.

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The Books & Gin series is back on May 18 with Mississippi Authors Brandi Perry and Dori Lowe. Perry and Lowe are educators, writers and founders of Backroads and Burgers.

Since 2021, they have been working around the country with tourism bureaus, convention and visitor bureaus, and towns blogging and promoting them on social media.

Their newest work is a book, 100 Things to Do in Mississippi Before You Die, that explores what makes the Magnolia State special.

The distillery, owned by Rhonda Phillips, is located 96 George W. King Road and is part of Phillips’ farm on land that has been in her family for over 120 years. The farm, Beaver Creek Botanicals, is where the inputs are raised for Beaver Creek Distillery

The distillery has a tasting room, crafted with Southern Pine and Cypress, where you can purchase farm-crafted spirits directly, enjoy cocktails on the deck, and try a tasting flight experience of our spirits.

Non-alcoholic cocktails, including old fashioned “shrubs” made with fruit and herbs, are also available. The distillery offers specialty Southern food options from the region to enhance the tasting experience. Also offered is a carefully curated retail shop with Mississippi and Southern products.

The farm and the distillery provide a beautiful and peaceful rural setting for special events such as weddings and reunions, and for workshops, training and other events.

Artesian springs water along with naturally raised botanicals provide the basis of the spirits, infused with a dedication to providing a “top shelf” experience in each bottle. All of the products are naturally crafted, with no artificial flavors or colors added.

The distillery is open to the public for tours, tastings, and events throughout the year.

For more information contact 601-943-8000 or You can also visit or Beaver Creek Distillery on Facebook.