Old North State Stills – North Carolina’s Best Distilleries

Old North State Distilleries
Old North State Distilleries

This area is known for its growing brewery movement but rest assured that Carolina’s distillery movement is growing equally as fast. If you are interested in the world of spirits be sure to check out our state’’s very best distilleries.

Southern Artisan Spirits

Located in Kings Mountain amongst the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Southern Artisan Spirits was the first legal gin distillery in the state of North Carolina since Prohibition. The distillery boasts a silver medal win at the New York International Spirits Convention (NYISC) for their Cardinal Gin. Their Western-style spirit Cardinal American Dry Gin also won the 2011 gold medal in the International Review of Spirits. Local tastings are available. Call 704-297-0191 for info.
• www.southernartisanspirits.com

Carolina Distillery

Lenoir, North Carolina is home to Carolina Distillery, LLC.  Chris Hollifield and Keith Nordman put brandy on the map with their signature Carriage House Authentic Apple Brandy. Distilled in a 110 square foot building, formerly a carriage house, the brandy is made from local North Carolina (usually) Pink Lady apples supplied by Lowe Orchards in Wilkesboro. Tastings and tours offered by reservation. Call 828-499-3095.
• www.carolinadistillery.com

Troy And Sons

Made from Crooked Creek Corn, an 1840’s North Carolina heirloom corn, Troy & Sons Distillers has created the perfect white whiskey, smooth as silk with vanilla oak undertones. Each batch has its own distinctive flavor. Troy and Sons Distillers is located at 12 Old Charlotte Highway Asheville, NC 28813. Tours and tastings are available. Call 828-337-2364 for more information or to find a bottle near you.
• www.ashevilledistilling.com

Piedmont Distillers

Piedmont Distillers is a craft distillery in Madison, NC.  Its spirits are inspired by legendary moonshine recipes, handcrafted in small batches and triple distilled.  Midnight Moon is Junior Johnson’s family recipe and is as smooth as the world’s best vodkas. Spirits such as the Midnight Moon Apple Pie, Strawberry, Cherry, Cranberry and Blueberry are authentically infused with all-natural flavors. Visit www.PiedmontDistillers.com for more information and drink recipes.
• www.piedmontdistillers.comelp grow the local economy, to use Johnson and Wales students as interns (of which they currently have four), and to make it easier for those wanting to embrace a paleo lifestyle to do so.  For more info visit to www.modpaleo.com.