Doc Porter’s, the new distillery off Yancey Road near South Boulevard (sort of south of SouthEnd, but officially called Queen’s Park) is almost ready to open for tours. The tasting room is ready and they’re booking tours online to start Nov. 6, and their grain-to-glass vodka has gotten N.C. approval to be carried in state-run ABC stores.
You can get all the information on booking a tour here. Tours will cost $10 and be available mostly on Fridays and Saturdays. And of course, under new state rules, you’ll be able to buy a single bottle when you tour.
The distillery, owned by Andrew and Liz Porter and named for Andrew’s grandfather, Dr. Richard Porter, is located at 232 E. Peterson St. The first alcohol they’re bottling is vodka made from grain grown in Marshville, with gin expected in about six months. They also have started putting whiskey into charred American oak barrels to eventually end up as bourbon in a couple of years.