Couple Blends Military into New Distillery Business | News

One day soon you’ll have the chance to pick up a bottle of premium spirits distilled locally at the Southern Pines campus of Brad Halling American Whiskey Ko. — BHAWK, for short.

The brainchild of Brad and Jessica Halling, their vision is a brand that honors common Americans who have engaged in service and sacrifice. The first space guests will enter is a living museum where these deeds will be recognized: the Hallings call it the “Gratitude Room.”

“Our brand surrounds us. In the Fort Bragg and greater military community, we are surrounded by grateful people dedicated to service; our brands will honor them as well as private citizens with demonstrated selfless service,” said Jessica.

Like her husband, she committed to military service while still enrolled in high school. Raised in Wisconsin, Halling said first felt the call in middle school and it only grew stronger when Desert Storm began.

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