Copper Barrel Distillery, North Wilkesboro

#18 of 47 in Breweries & Distilleries in North Carolina Mountains
Must see · Distillery Tour · Factory Tour
Located right on Main Street in legendary Wilkes County -the “Moonshine Capital of America”; Copper Barrel is an award-winning distillery founded on the belief that everyone deserves a taste of genuine American craft spirits.

In addition to offering the area's most highly rated guided tours, we are now open extended hours to quench your thirst with craft beer, wine and cocktails. So, grab your friends and come shine with us while you cheer on your favorite teams or watch a movie on our massive TV's.

And, look no further for a fun place to host your next private event. Whether it be a birthday party, business meeting or rehearsal dinner; we offer a variety of options at very reasonable rates.

It's time you got a taste of genuine!
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  • Took my husband for his birthday. He is from Virginia and I am from Georgia, so learning about his area and how the moonshine impacted not just the region but his upbringing was a fascinating...  more »
  • We visited Copper Barrel this past weekend to have a quick tour and a taste. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The master distiller, Buck, is an interesting person with such a rich...  more »
  • Awesome place, great shine, and fantastic staff. I was warmly welcomed by George and made to feel at home. George's passion for what he and Mr. Buck do bled through during the tour. They make the best moonshine that I've ever tasted. I wish I could have bought everything they offer, but ended up with the blueberry. I prefer it straight, but is very dangerous, in a good way, when mixed with lemon aid. I will definitely purchase more. Moonshine Capital of the World!
  • Nice tour and tasting. Good break for adults while kids were at the movies. Wish the tour had been more on the scientific/chemical side of the distillation of moonshine.
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