Craft Spirits Distillery Tour & Tasting in Charlotte
Tour a local grain-to-glass distillery in Charlotte for an inside look at how craft spirits are made from start to finish. End the tour with a tasty sampling of the products you've just seen.
What You Will Do
- Follow a professional around this craft distillery to learn about the science behind the spirits
- Sip on delicious samples in the friendly tasting room where custom touches are added to the drinks
- Go behind the scenes to reveal the magic behind these tasty liquors—take home your new knowledge and a shot glass
- 45-minute distillery tour
- Shot glass
- Bottled water
Minors, accompanied by parent or guardian, are welcome to come along on distillery tours but tastings are only for guests 21 and over. Please bring a photo ID to verify age.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 331 Ratings
Great tour, we learned a lot and enjoyed all of the spirits! I will definitely be looking for Doc Porter on the shelves the next time I visit the liquor store
Carl provided a very interesting explanation of the distillery process and aging of bourbons. The tasting was also very enjoyable with explanation again of characteristics of each product. Would be fun to have something hands on like grinding wheat or corn as this really speaks to the farm to bottle. Nothing crazy but engages people in process and differentiates you from breweries etc.
The tour was great & the tasting was really enjoyable. Just wish we had water or drinks offered to us. I believe they ran out. But overall very enjoyable!
Very warm and welcoming, concise and interesting tour, delicious spirits.
Really great place. The tour was very informative. I like how they start with local grains.
Everyone was very friendly and very knowledgeable. I felt like I learned a ton and the spirits were delicious!
The tour itself was lovely and quite informative. However, it is billed as the “owner-led” and I think that could be clarified in be literature (online) to include the master distiller (he did a wonderful job). Also, the confusion with the crowd that showed up prior to the tour starting could have been sorted with some well placed signs/audio announcements about what’s happening. It was quite a crush in the lobby room while we were all waiting.
Wonderful tour, great product and fun time!
From the guy - great visit, I'm an Mech engineer, so I got it, understood it well, cool stuff you are doing. From the wife - it was too hot in the room, had to sit down. too much details. great gin :)
This place is so great. The concept is really nice and there is so much thought and care that goes into their processes. My reason for an imperfect rating is because of the lack of air in the back room. It was so hot and not a single fan was running that I literally almost passed out. They do offer free water, but it wasn't enough to shake the dizziness. If they can get some air flowing in the back room it would be 5 stars all the way.
Great tour and very interesting, fun filled! We all really enjoyed it and will definitely support Doc Porters spirits going forward. We would recommend this tour to anyone!!
Andrew's passion for both the product and the process were obvious.
Nice story, enthusiastic owner, strong alcohol
- Paul schottland
Brilliant owner led tour and fantastic tastings. Right next to old meck beer garden makes for wonderful day.
Tour was interesting but covered a lot of technical ground in a short period of time. Slow down and and dumb it down. Cover broader aspects of the business.
Andrew is a great tour guide. He makes evertone excited about the process and the product
The tour was excellent. It was fun and informative. I highly recommend it.
Very interesting tour with knowledgeable and friendly owner. The "spirits" were pretty good as well.
Nice comprehensive tour which was very interesting and informative. Tasting was a little short and I wish the prices could have been a little more economical for purchasing bottles especially with the limitation of 1 per year.
I enjoyed the detailed explanations of how the various spirits are brewed.
The tour was very comprehensive and informative. The tastings were excellent. And the souvenir shot glass was a very nice touch!
Loved the tour… Great product….Glad we did this...
Thank you for the excellent tour today (4 PM). The amount of science and art that need to be combined just right was the most interesting part (other than the tasting, which the tour led up to perfectly). Now all I need to do is find out which ABC store near me carries (or will carry) your products. The whole story of the ABC process/rules/fees/etc. was also very interesting in explaining why I might (or might not) find your products available and how they get there (Ship them to Raleigh so they can be shipped back. Seriously?). A bench to wait on when arriving (too) early for the tour would be a nice touch.
It was a very intimate, informative tour ... with alcohol at the end! What else could I ask for?
Great fun, very informative, and a very friendly host. Would definitely recommend.
It was really nice, should have given shot glass & t-shirt with groupon offer
Tour was very informative as to the distillation process and ingredients used. I'm sure tastings will become more involved once more products are rolling off the line. A mention and maybe sampling of the different bitters on the main counter would've been nice, perhaps leading into discussions of that (growing) area of libations and cocktails highlighting Doc Porter's products (didn't get much sense of what I could do with DP products beyond just experimenting--nudge your customers toward options, especially with simple combinations and easily-found ingredients). Having pre-made cocktail recipe cards would go a long way toward nudging people to buy a bottle onsite. Also, why aren't imminent releases being pre-sold through sign-ups? Take names, numbers, and emails, then contact these early adopters when your product launches. I asked what day the bourbon is being released and go a two-week window as an answer. No problem, but why not take those names of people who expressed interest and contact them when you have a solid answer? Lots of missed (up)sales opportunities throughout the experience. I'm very happy this place is growing sales at a constant rate, but sales could be much higher if more attention was paid to the sales process. All in all, though, looking forward to what this distillery comes up with.