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Blenko’s Moonshine Jug captures W.Va. spirit

Charleston Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp The limited-edition Moonshine Jug created by Blenko Glass, in Milton, W.Va., will be available at The Purple Onion at Capitol Market beginning Saturday.
Charleston Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp
The limited-edition Moonshine Jug created by Blenko Glass, in Milton, W.Va., will be available at The Purple Onion at Capitol Market beginning Saturday.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Just in time for West Virginia Day, which is Saturday, the Blenko Glass Co. is releasing a West Virginia Birthday piece titled Autumn Flame, along with two companion pieces, Summer Shade and Spring at Last, as well as its limited-edition Moonshine Jug.

The jug will be available as long as supplies last at The Purple Onion, at Capitol Market, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mold maker Daniel Chapman and glass blower Perry Bays will be on hand to sign the pieces.

“Moonshine seems to be pretty popular, with distilleries popping up across the state, so it seemed a perfect opportunity to showcase something unique to West Virginia…

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