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 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/cold with the seasons, 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 Short 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 work, 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 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.  We must legally do a tour in order to taste/sell, and therefore do not have "open hours". 
 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES & TIMES:

Saturday, November 18
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Friday, November 24
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, November 25
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, Dec, 2
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm and 3pm- No Reservation Needed
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Thursday, Dec. 7
Long Tour & Tasting STARTS at 7pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, Dec. 9
Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm- No Reservation Needed

Saturday, Dec. 16
Short Tour & Tastings START at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm- No Reservation Needed

Thursday, Dec. 21 and
Friday, Dec. 22

The distillery shop will be open 4-8pm for shopping and tastings!

Saturday, Dec. 23
The distillery shop will be open 1-5pm for shopping!

Short Tour & Tastings START at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm- 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/

UPCOMING SOUTH CAROLINA TASTINGS
Fri. Nov. 10- Lake Wylie Liquors 3:30-6:30pm
Fri. Dec. 15- Lake Wylie Liquors
3:30-6:30pm

 



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!