"Blending Over Backwards" - Whiskey Tour & Tasting

  • Dates: July 16, 2022
  • Venue: Olde Raleigh Distillery
  • Location: Zebulon
  • Address: 209 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597
  • Times: 1pm
  • Admission: $34


Olde Raleigh Distillery is a mixture of old and new, just like its signature blended whiskey. Come take a behind-the-scenes tour with owner Brandon McCraney who has spent years immersing himself in the spirits industry to dissect the world of whiskey. As blender, he hand-selects and harvests each barrel to create distinct and flavorful small-batch spirits. As distiller, he oversees the creation of house-made heirloom bourbon using a process known as élevage to age and infuse a depth of flavors. As a business owner, husband, and father, he is a charming story teller interweaving the joys of growing a family with the often humorous obstacles of growing a small business.

There's a lot to see in this little distillery. Admire the beautiful and sustainable repurposed design of Olde Raleigh, from its handcrafted bar to its cocktail table whiskey barrels. Explore the barrel room and discover the way that everything from wood to weather can transform flavor. Enlighten your knowledge of spirits and learn the basics of distilling and the art of blending. And last, but certainly not least, end your tour with a taste of Olde Raleigh’s newest, unique blended batch.