North Carolina distilleries are fast becoming known throughout the country. The first female distiller in the state, Troy Ball of Troy & Sons, has established her company’s distribution of whiskey throughout the United States and internationally in just a few years. Southern Artisan Spirits, distillers of Cardinal Gin, won Double Gold in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competitions. We have more than a dozen distilleries in North Carolina and more are planned. And their products range from gin, rum, vodka, to moonshine. From the movie Thunder Road (filmed in Asheville) and the stories of Junior Johnson, a legendary local bootlegger and NASCAR Hall of Famer, and notorious moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, our distilleries perpetuate the legends and our heritage.


Meet our regional distilleries.


Azure Skye, Charlotte, NC

Blue Ridge Distilling, Bostic, NC

Carolina Distillers, Lenoir, NC

Howling Moon Distillery, Asheville, NC

Muddy River Distillery, Belmont, NC

Southern Artisan Spirits, Kings Mountain, NC

Troy & Sons, Asheville, NC