There were rumors flying around the Gazebo Saturday about hard times at the newly renamed back to the old name Barton 1792 Distillery, specifically rumors that they had stopped distilling and might not resume.

I was shocked by this because I had just been there that afternoon seeing the investment they've made in tourism infrastructure. I couldn't believe they were doing that to show people a silent distillery. Since I got back I've talked to Mark Brown and Pam Gover, and can tell everyone that Barton's continuation as an active distillery is about as assured as anything is in this business.

I wrote some about it here and have more details to report, probably tomorrow. The new/old name officially takes effect next week.