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.  

Tour = $8.00 (~30-45 mins) including a shot glass and samples of our products. No reservation needed.
In the distillery tours we share how Muddy River Distillery got started, how rum is made, and about each of our products. Questions are welcome!

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 we are limited from being retail and do not have "open hours", only the scheduled tour times below. We schedule tours about a month in advance so please check back for more dates. 

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

Saturday, April 21
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, April 28
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, May 5
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, May 12
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, May 19
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, May 26
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- 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, April 13 4-7pm EGAN'S SPIRITS - Daniel Island, SC
Saturday, April 28 2-5pm SOUTHERN SPIRITS - Fort Mill, SC

 



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