At Muddy River Distillery, we make the best rum you’ve ever tasted by using premium ingredients, handcrafted recipes, and custom-built stills.
Tour our facility
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.
We won 2 gold medals at the Miami Rum Fest (the largest rum festival in the world). We were also named “Distillery of the Year” at the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Annual Chef Showdown (NC’s premiere culinary and mixology competition). Moreover, North Carolina raised bottle sale limits, allowing distilleries to sell up to 5 bottles per year. This more than doubled the in-distillery sales revenue. Muddy River Distillery launched Queen Charlotte’s Reserve 4-year Carolina Rum.
About our stills
INDEPENDENCE, DEMOCRACY, AND LIBERTY
Democracy is a custom built hybrid reflux column still. We designed and built this machine in house and it takes a lot of the credit for why our products have such a unique taste. This still has 5 plates and distills to around 90% alcohol. The distillation process takes 1 long day and we collect only the best of the hearts for our products. Liberty is our 3rd production still at 200 gallons. Most of the build for this machine was completed in house. Independence is our 4th and largest still. With a 450 gallon capacity, Independence more than doubled our capacity.
At Muddy River Distillery, we make the best rum you've ever tasted by using premium ingredients, handcrafted recipes, and custom-built stills. In addition to all of our products being the best stuff on the market, our rum is also gluten free!
Looking for a great cocktail recipe? Muddy River Distillery has created many recipes and ways to use their rum which can be found on their website. Also keep an eye on their social media pages for fun and unique recipe ideas.