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 North Carolina 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 or babies. Guests must take a tour in order to taste our products, due to NC law.  We are not a bar or restaurant; NC 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.  Please read the details about our tours below.  We also have private tours starting at $140.00

Short Tour= $8.00 Short owner guided tour (30 minutes) including a shot glass and samples of our products. No reservation needed.
In the Quick 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 Long owner guided tour (1 hour 15 minutes) including 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 run, and how we make rum.  
**If you have a Groupon, Living Social or Amazon, you can use it on either tour, just bring it with you to the tour.**
Returning guests: Bring your MRD logo shot glass for free admission to our tours!
Guests are allowed to purchase 1 bottle, per person, per year after a tour.  We will need your valid ID 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.  We must legally do a tour in order to do a tasting. 
We are a small company and sometimes we close because we are gone on the weekend to other events, festivals, weddings,etc. Sorry if we miss you.  We hope to see you another time! Thank you.


Easter weekend Saturday, April 15 - CLOSED this weekend.  See SC in-store tastings below. 

Saturday, April 22
Tour & Tastings START on the hour 4pm, 5pm, 6pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, April 29
Short Tour & Tastings START at 3pm and 4pm- No Reservation Needed
Long Tour & Tasting 5pm- No Reservation Needed


Saturday May 6- CLOSED for Race for the Cure

Saturday, May 13
Short Tour & Tastings START at 12pm and 1pm- No Reservation Needed
Long Tour & Tasting 2pm- No Reservation Needed

Thursday, May 18
Long Tour & Tasting 5pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday May 20 weekend- CLOSED

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

Sammy's Pub http://sammyspub.com/
Glenway Premium Pub https://www.facebook.com/EatGPP/
Supply Dining & Spirits https://www.facebook.com/Supplybistroandspirits/
10 Catawba (bar only, no food) http://www.10catawba.com/bar-10/
Riverview Raw Bar & Chill (right on the river -Charlotte side) http://www.riverviewrawbar.com/



Friday, April 14
Tasting at Litchfield Liquors in Pawleys Island, SC 3:30-6:30pm

Saturday, April 15
Tasting at Pavilion Spirits in Surfside Beach, SC 3:30-6:30pm

Saturday, May 6
Tasting at Southern Spirits in Fort Mill, SC 2-5pm
Tony,the owner of the Paw Paw Murphy's brands will be there.

Saturday, May 20
Tasting at Lake Wylie Liquors 3:30-6:30pm
Tony,the owner of the Paw Paw Murphy's brands will be there.

Fine print.  Very important.  Please read before booking:

  • Please present vouchers or pay when you arrive for your tour.
  • You MUST BE 21 to enter the facility.  This also means no children or babies.  We card.
  • There is no climate control in the facility.  It can get hot in the summer and cold in the winter.  Please dress accordingly.  
  • Accessibility is limited due to the original construction of the building.  If assistance is needed, please contact us in advance.
  • We do not allow pets (including registered service animals) because this is a consumable goods manufacturing facility.
  • Your vouchers DO NOT apply to private tours.  Details for private tours are below.
  • Your tour vouchers from Groupon, LivingSocial, AmazaonLocal, etc. will never expire.

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

Please note that our facility is not climate controlled.  Please dress appropriately. I update the available dates often and we will always honor all coupons (Living Social and Groupon) so there is no hurry.  Just bring it with you to the tour when you come. Thanks!