About the tours

Muddy River Distillery is located in Belmont, NC along the banks of the Catawba River. We are the oldest legal rum distillery in the Carolinas and do everything in house including ferment, distill, age and bottle our products. We would love to show you around our facility. 21+ only please- No children, babies, or pets. Guests must take a tour in order to taste our products, due to NC law.  We are not a bar or restaurant; NC distillery laws do not allow us to serve mixed drinks or food, but we would be happy to recommend restaurants that carry our products locally or near your home(see below).  Please read the details about our tours.  It gets warm or cold in the facility with the seasons, so please dress accordingly.  We also have private tours for groups.  

Short Tour= $8.00 (~30 mins) including a shot glass and samples of our products. No reservation needed.
In the Short Tour we explain how Muddy River Distillery started, a little about how rum is made, and about each of our products. 
Long Tour= $8.00 (~1 hour 15 mins) is only offered about once per quarter. It includes a shot glass and samples of our products. No reservation needed.
The Long Tour goes more into the chemistry of the rum making process, how the stills work, and how we make rum.  
Returning guests: Bring your MRD logo shot glass for free admission to our tours!
Guests are allowed to purchase 5 bottles, per person, per year after a tour.  We will need your valid ID to taste and to purchase.  

**No Reservations Required**
We post the tour schedule/dates about a month in advance.  
If a date is not listed below, we are not doing tours/open that day.  NC laws state we must legally do a tour in order to taste/sell and are limited to sell 5 bottles per person per year, and therefore do not have "open hours" , only the scheduled tour times below. We schedule tours about a month in advance so check back for more dates. 
 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES & TIMES:
Please be on time to not disrupt a tour already in progress.

Saturday, Feb. 17
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, Feb. 24
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, March 3
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, March 10-CLOSED
We will be at the Cape Fear Beer & Wine Festival in Wilmington, NC

Saturday, March 17- CLOSED
 Join us at the Charlotte's St. Patrick's Day Parade at 11am! 
The Muddy River truck will be pulling the "Scoundrels of the Sea" pirate group in the parade. 

Saturday, March 24
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm and 3pm - No Reservation Needed
Long Tour & Tasting STARTS at 4pm- No Reservation Needed

**Before/After Your Tour Visit These Local Restaurants that Serve Our Products:**

Old Stone Steakhouse & The Jailhouse (bar only) http://www.oldstonesteakhouse.com/ https://www.thejailhousebelmont.com/
Nellie's Southern Kitchen http://www.nelliessouthernkitchen.com/
Sammy's Pub http://sammyspub.com/

Glenway Premium Pub https://www.facebook.com/EatGPP/
10 Catawba (bar only) http://www.10catawba.com/bar-10/
Riverview Raw Bar & Chill (right on the river -Charlotte side) http://www.riverviewrawbar.com/

UPCOMING SOUTH CAROLINA TASTINGS

Friday, Feb. 16 4-7pm FAIRWAY ABC BEVERAGE Fort Mill, SC
Friday Feb. 23 4-7pm EXPRESS BEVERAGE
Friday March 2, 4-7pm O'DARBY'S - Riverchase location
Friday March 23, 4-7pm O'DARBY'S - Galleria location
Saturday, March 24, 4-7pm- O'DARBY'S - Heckle Blvd Location

 



Muddy River Distillery also offers private tours.  Our private tours are for large groups of 15 or more and start at $140.00.  Please click the link below to arrange your private tour.
Schedule a private tour