Great Wagon Road Distillery Takes Home the Gold and Silver and Bronze

Great Wagon Road Distilling Company, located in Charlotte, NC, has been the darlings of the award circuit this month. GWR was given a bronze medal for 15134794_609312822610322_6623230081988304308_ntheir Rua Single Malt Whisky at The New York International Spirits Competition and they were also named the the North Carolina Single Malt Distillery of the Year. That’s impressive. And, they won silver at the Seattle International Spirits Awards.

Also, Garden & Gun Magazine awarded them 1st place for their “Made in the South Awards.” These are big-time accolades for this small distillery.

Rua is a single malt American whiskey that, according to their website, is warmly mellowed by charred white oak and finishes with a soft chocolate tone. I know that we can’t wait to have Great Wagon Road Distilling on SippingNC: The Art of the Drink in the very near future. I really want to taste this award-winning whiskey. My mouth is already watering.

15095575_609315272610077_4251493968112816014_nYou can find more about GWR by visiting their website. Right now and until the end of the year, as a thank you to all of their supporters, GWR will be giving $5 tours and tastings. They have also extended tour times for their Holiday Open House.

Grab some at your local NC ABC store and let us know what you think. Go take a tour, too!

Slàinte mhath! – Tim

Old Nick Spirits to Appear on SippingNC Podcast


Sipping NC will be sitting down with “America’s most famous forgotten distillery.” Learn about the history surrounding Old Nick Williams Company, Inc distillery and how one family is fighting to keep this Presidential liquor alive. Keep an eye out for the podcast, coming soon!

Happy Birthday Bourbon!

I know this doesn’t technically have anything to 14993455_274711616259053_7549446739990785307_ndo with NC spirits, but it’s election day and we need all the good stuff we can get, right? I also think it’s an important day in history, especially for us that either love to imbibe or are in the business of spirits.

227 years ago, on November 8, 1789, Elijah Craig distilled the FIRST bourbon whiskey from corn, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Have a couple of fingers and a cube and enjoy!

Slàinte mhath!