Doc Porter’s Distillery is creating the standard when it comes to cleverly crafted, grain-to-glass spirits. Take a glance behind the bottle and see what makes them standout amongst the rest.
About a month ago, I took a little tour of Charlotte’s very own Doc Porter’s Distillery.
Being a passionate cocktail connoisseur, I was thrilled to grab a sneak peek behind the scenes and see how their spirits were crafted. First and foremost I wanted to thank Andrew & Liz Porter, along with their team, for allowing us to stop by and showcase their products on my blog. If you’d like a recipe that highlights their delicious liquors, please check out my post for a Christmas Old Fashioned.
Christmas Old Fashioned
Upon arrival we were pleasantly greeted by Steven Steel and Carl White – Doc Porter’s Marketing Manager and Head Distiller.
Doc Porter’s opened their doors in the fall of 2015 with a dedication to milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and bottling all of their spirits in-house. In just two years they have released an impressive lineup of four craft liquors; their current varieties include Vodka, Gin, Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.
During my tour, I was shown the entire operation from grain-to-glass. One thing that spiked my interest in particular was seeing their bourbon before it was placed in the aging barrels. Did you know that bourbon is actually clear and gets the caramel color from the aging process? I sure didn’t.
Mini tours ($7) are given on Friday evenings between 6PM – 8PM; it includes a tasting and does not require a reservation. If you are seeking a fully-guided owner tour ($15), these are offered on most Saturdays and include a tour of the facility, an overview of their distilling process and proper tasting.
[Reservations are required for Saturday Tours, so book your tour here. I highly recommend it.]