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 or buy 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. The facility is minimally climate controlled so please dress for the season.  (This is an indoor tour.) We also have private tours for groups of 15+.  

TOURS & TASTINGS on SATURDAYS at 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Doors open at 12:30. Hours: 12:30-4pm for gift shop.

Holiday tours and other special tour dates will be listed below:

Tour & Tasting= $8.00 (~30-45 mins) including a shot glass and samples of our products.
The tours include a brief background of Muddy River Distillery, how rum is made, and a tasting and description of 6 of our products. Questions are welcome.
**NO Reservations Required-Check in about 10 minutes before the hour. Please be on time.**

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.  

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 above.

**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:
 



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