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, 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 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 in the distillery in the summer, so please dress accordingly.  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 *5* bottles, 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 for other events, festivals, weddings,etc. Sorry if we miss you.  We hope to see you another time! Thank you.


Saturday, September 23
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, September 30
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, October 7
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, October 14
Short Tour & Tastings STARTS at 4pm- No Reservation Needed
Long Tour & Tasting 5pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, October 21
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed


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

Nellie's Southern Kitchen http://www.nelliessouthernkitchen.com/
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) http://www.10catawba.com/bar-10/
Riverview Raw Bar & Chill (right on the river -Charlotte side) http://www.riverviewrawbar.com/



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.
  • NO PETS (including registered service animals) per the FDA 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!