A distilling company is in the early stage of plans to build a distillery in Socorro, New Mexico.
The project, which has bas been discussed by interested parties for several years, would see the multi-phase construction of a warehouse, several barrel aging houses, offices, and an outdoor entertainment venue.
The Gerard Distilling Company would go up inside the Socorro Industrial Park on an initial 6 out of a potential 25 acres. Plans call for the facility to be surrounded by a grove of pecan trees which will be used for their yeast in the production of the company’s bourbon.
The 800-acre Socorro Industrial Park is located off of U.S. Route 60.
Danny Gerard, the owner of the company, has told members of the Socorro City Council that one of the product names will called Trinity Whiskey in honor of the testing of the first atomic device in Socorro in 1945.
Offices for the Gerard Distilling Company are located at 1598 Enterprise Road in Socorro.
Plans currently call for the acquiring of the 6 acres to begin initial construction for the project.
By Garry Boulard
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