DISTILLERIES

There are 33 licensed distilleries in the state, according to the N.C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission, with several pending approval. About 30 of those have opened in the last five years. Alcoholic beverages like vodka, rum and gin have historically been sold through stores run by local Alcoholic Beverage Control boards.

 

North Carolina legislature passed a law in early 2015 allowing distilleries, starting Oct. 1, 2015, to sell one bottle of alcohol directly to a customer per year, so that visitors can take home a souvenir from distillery tours.

 

Gravity Pick:Doc Porter's VodkaDoc Porter's Craft Spirits

www.docporters.com

 

232 East Peterson Drive

Charlotte, NC 28217

704-266-1399

 

Available in ABC stores

 

Hours:

Tours are offered Thurs, Fri and Sat and can be booked in advance.

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Silver RumDragon Moonshine

www.dragonmoonshine.com

 

516 E. 15th Street Suite 14B

Charlotte, NC 28206

704-266-1399

 

Available in ABC stores

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Rúa-Single Malt WhiskeyGreat Wagon Road Distilling Company

www.gwrdistilling.com

 

227 Southside Drive

Charlotte, NC 28217

704-469-9330

 

Hours:

Available in ABC stores

Visit website to schedule a tour: Sat 2-4pm

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Queen Charlotte's Reserve-Carolina RumMuddy River Distillery

www.muddyriverdistillery.com

 

1500 River Dr.

Belmont, NC 28012

704-995-7767

 

Available in ABC stores.

 

 

Hours:

Tours only, check online to setup a visit.

 

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Catdaddy Spiced MoonshinePiedmont Distillery

www.piedmontdistillers.com

 

Madison, NC

336-445-0055

 

Founded in 2005 in the old train station in Madison, NC. Recently moved to a bigger facility on US Highway 220 where they

make both Catdaddy Spiced Moonshine

and Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon.

 

 

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Opening Fall 2016Seven Jars Distillery

www.sevenjarsdistillery.com

 

6148-A Brookshire Blvd

Charlotte, NC

704-919-0278

 

Available in ABC stores.

 

Hours:

Tours only, check online to setup a visit.

 

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Cardinal GinSouthern Artisan Spirits

www.southernartisanspirits.com

 

Kings Mountain, NC

704-297-0191

 

Available in ABC and spirit stores in

District of Columbia,Georgia, Illinois,

Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina

South Carolina, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Opening in 2017Southern Distilling Company

www.southerndistillingcompany.com

 

211 Jennings Rd • Statesville, North Carolina

704-978-7175

 

Opening in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gravity Pick:Sun Dog 130Southern Grace Distilleries

www.southerngracedistilleries.com

 

130 Dutch Road • Mt. Pleasant, NC

704-622-6513

 

Available in ABC stores.

 

Hours:

Tours only, check online to setup a visit.

 

 

 

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