South Coast to see new rum distillery

CHARLESTON, Ore. -- There may soon be a new distillery up and running in Charleston, but this one won't be brewing beer.

The owner hopes to open a run distillery by December.

Rick Stillwagon said he got into the business by accident when he was working on purifying water for Koi fish.

All Stillwagon Distillery is waiting for right now is the government to approve his labels to start selling to the public.

Stillwagon said the company will start with rum, then later add whiskey and brandy.

All the other licensing is approved, he said.