Blending Over Backwards - Olde Raleigh Distillery Tour
- Address: 209 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597
Olde Raleigh Distillery is a blend of old and new, just like its signature blended whiskey. Come take a behind-the-scenes tour with 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.
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.
A special custom tour is also offered which includes a more in-depth and hands-on exploration of the blending process involving special barrel tastings and a full signature cocktail offered to each participant.
Price starts at $34 per person for the general tour, $107 per person for the custom tour. Minimum of 6 people for a private group, given on Sat. at 1pm.