For Sale: Ivy Mountain Distillery (GA)

Unique Turn-key Opportunity!
Own a Distillery in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia

Asking $800,000 for land, distillery, and equipment.

Interested Parties Contact Bill Owens


Founded in 1874 by a railroad promoter, Mount Airy quickly developed a reputation as a resort destination. The highest elevation between New Orleans and New York, the whole range of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes Northeast Georgia an area where the quality of life continues to be a natural resource.

Just 80 miles away from Atlanta, the distillery is situated minutes from the Habersham County Airport which can accommodate private jets. Lake Russell, Burton, Seed, and Lanier all offer an abundance of recreational activities and draw a constant stream of regional visitors from Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Each season brings beauty and locals welcome tourists to fall festivals, holiday markets in the Alpine village of Helen, waterfalls, and all the riches of a simple life where generations of a family never leave. Newcomers who visit often never want to leave, and are welcomed into the community.

Mount Airy takes great pride in having Georgia’s second legal craft distillery. City Council members are always ready to support the efforts of the local businesses. It’s no wonder Mount Airy is considered one of the best places to live in Georgia–some would say anywhere!


1896 Dicks Hill Parkway
Mount Airy, GA 30563
Habersham County

(2) buildings – 8,000 sq ft and 4,800 sq ft
Situated on 4 plus acres, fenced and gated per government regulations
Well on-site with pure Appalachian water
Heat and air, security system, offices, kitchen, bathrooms

Distillery History

The son of a family with a 150-year history of moonshine production, Ivy Mountain founder and Head Distiller Carlos Lovell began distilling at the ripe age of 16. Opening the distillery at 84 allowed him the opportunity to return to his family tradition legally and share the fruits of recipes he’d finetuned over a lifetime. Using entirely locally grown products, Ivy Mountain produced Apple and Peach Brandies, and Sour Mash and Aged Corn Whiskey that were known for a smooth taste resultant from the use of Georgia mountain spring water. Carlene, the daughter of Carlos, hopes to honor her daddy’s legacy by finding a buyer who has the vision and passion to continue the time-honored tradition of making spirits unique to this beautiful region.


Custom Designed Pot Alembic Still – Copper with two thump barrels and 250-gallon stainless steel heater box and distillation system. Crafted by Angry Iron Metalworks, to specifications by lifelong distiller Carlos Lovell.

Large gas boiler – Columbia 300,000 BTU.

Top-of- line E-PAK bottling equipment – fills six bottles per time, applies labels, corks Toyota propane forklift with side shifter 2500 lb capacity.

Heavy Duty quiet air compressor – Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw 80-gallon 7.5 HP 125PSI.

Walker Stainless Steel Tank – 25,000 stainless steel food grade.

Metalcraft Transtore Totes – (16) 300-gallon, stainless-steel, food-grade totes for mash boxes.

Stainless Steel Tanks – On rollers (4) 250 gallon AND (5) 200-gallon to collect the distilled spirits prior to bottling or placing in oak barrels.

Inventory of new bottles

Other equipment considered tangible property to be included in the sale

For more information contact Bill Owens