You don’t want to miss this event - the grand opening of Frederick County’s newest farm distillery! Head on out to try the flavors of Rosie Cheeks moonshine that are produced and bottled right there on the beautiful Iron Roses Farm. Bring your blankets and chairs for this family-friendly event to relax and enjoy live music. Food will be available for purchase from IN10SE BBQ and Glamourview Creamery.
Lee and Kristy Rosebush moved from Indiana to the great state of Maryland 14 years ago. Spending their earlier years of Maryland living in Montgomery County, they always talked about getting back to their roots by purchasing a farm and living in an area with more open land. The idea of a distillery came about during the height of the Covid pandemic. Due to the shortage of hand sanitizer and family knowledge and experience in distilling practices, Lee began making the scarce product. As Lee made sanitizer, the thought became to create a consumable beverage they could sell and turn into a business. Through trial and error, he tweaked his recipe and thus birthed the idea of Rosie Cheeks Distillery. During the search for the perfect warehouse space to begin this endeavor, Lee and Kristy came across a farm for sale and decided what better place to follow their dream of owning a farm while also being able to begin a craft distillery processing facility on location.
Rosie Cheeks is a true family affair. Lee, along with Kristy’s father, manage the distilling process while Kristy creates the flavors. Lee and Kristy’s children also help jar the final product. Kristy informed us, “All Rosie Cheeks Moonshine flavors are created with real fruit and natural ingredients.” She expressed that while this generates more work, in the end they are able to create a better tasting and higher quality product for their consumers.
Rosie Cheeks Distillery currently produces 14 flavors of moonshine; seven of which are available year-round including, original (100 proof), peach cobbler, sippin apple, apple pie, caramel apple, smoky and campfire. At the farm you will be able to purchase a flight with five one-ounce tasters or a four-ounce beverage. They will also be releasing a new secret flavor for Saturday’s celebration! We are so excited to add Rosie Cheeks Distillery to the Homegrown Frederick craft beverage and farm distillery community and hope to see you at the Grand Opening.