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-Just show up about 10 minutes before the hour**
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. 

Please be a few minutes early to check in.

October is GO Gaston Month and NC Spirits month!
Saturday, Oct. 13

Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- NO Reservation Needed

Saturday, Oct. 20
Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- NO Reservation Needed

Saturday, Oct. 27
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
Sammy's Pub
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/

Friday Oct. 13 4-7pm - Fairway ABC- Fort Mill


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