1500 River Dr #100, Belmont, NC 28012, USA
Not only is this awesome product, but the tour is very engaging and informative. You can taste all the spices in the spiced rum; the basil is phenomenal; the coconut is delicious. Love Queen Charlotte. This is great!!!
Have not been on the tour,but love the spiced rum,have not tried anything else but soon will.
So happy I discovered the “oldest legal rum distillery in NC”. Muddy River was such a fun, fantastic find and a great way to spend a Sat afternoon! They only offer tours on Saturdays with the last tour going at 3pm. The tasting room and tour section are super small as it is a small, fam run operation. But, the history and humble beginnings are worth hearing, especially once you delve into the tasting. I’ve never been a big fan of white or flavored rums, I prefer the dark, aged stuff. But, I have to say any and all of the rums produced here were so surprisingly drinkable and the quality is evident from the nose to the palate! I was floored, especially with their silver and flavored offerings. So drinkable, it is shocking! And, honestly, for the price point, reasonable considering what a small fam-run operation they are still doing! They just released their 4yr barrel-aged rum and it was magnificent! It drank like a sweet bourbon variant w/a smooth and satisfying finish that lingers long enough to remind you you’re actually drinking rum. They have spiced rum cigars and rum-infused coconut chocolates for sale in the gift shop (both of which I purchased) along w/btls and other merch. The $8 tour & tasting price tag gets you a souvenir shot glass and a sample of each of their rums (including the 4yr), but the best part is, if you come back, just bring your shot glass with you and you’ll never pay for another tasting! Well worth the drive and the price!
We had an awesome time! I went with my husband and some friends to do the 5:00 pm tour. It was really interesting to learn about how the owners started the business and all the chemistry behind the making of the delicious rum! I give them 5 stars for presentation, content, and rum tasting! Would highly recommend a visit to this local gem and for any local or tourists looking for a fun activity in the area! The owners are amazing people with a passion for the business!
Nice young couple who set out to establish their very own brand of booze. Friendly, and small enough to be cozy but with (I think?) seven different bottles in production. Try the coconut rum - their stuff is closer to coconut butter than the sugar-sweet store-bought stuff you've probably had.