Missouri Ridge Distillery & Brewery in Branson, MO

7000 State Hwy 248 Branson, MO 65616
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, in the bustling town of Branson, Missouri, lies a hidden gem for spirit aficionados – the renowned Missouri Ridge Distillery. This esteemed place is most known for its meticulously crafted spirits, in particular, its award-winning whiskey. The distillery captures the essence of traditional brewing methods, making it a must-visit for those with a penchant for fine locally produced spirits. Its strategic location makes it an easy stop for those exploring Branson, a town famed for its vibrant live shows, outdoor attractions, and wholesome country dining.

Missouri Ridge Distillery is steeped in a rich history that plays a monumental role in the local brewing culture. Having first opened its doors to the public in 2008, the distillery is family-owned and proudly small-batch. Ensconced on 20 acres of lush Ozarks foothills, the distillery crafts its spirits while being surrounded by nature's pure glory. While the business has grown in stature since its humble beginnings, the distillery remains grounded to its roots - crafting spirits using age-old brewing traditions passed down from generation to generation.

Beyond its richly baked history, Missouri Ridge Distillery is a house of delightful spirits and an architectural marvel. Visitors get an eyeful of the impressive copper stills, the beating heart of the distillery, where grains and clean Ozark spring water combine to become heart-warming spirits. The distillery's most notable highlight is its award-winning whiskey, reminiscent of old American whiskeys, potent and full-bodied yet smooth on the palate. Apart from their famed whiskey, the distillery also concocts rum, vodka, and a variety of unique liqueurs, granting every visitor something to suit their taste.

A tour of the distillery offers a thrilling insight into the art of spirit-making. Visitors watch the transformation of grains to spirit in the distilling room, take in the intoxicating aroma of aging whiskey in the barrel room, and finally enjoy free sampling of the distillery's multiple offerings guided by staff well-versed in the spirits' nuanced flavors and production processes. The tour ends in the well-stocked gift shop, the perfect place to grab a bottle or two of your favorite styles, along with a range of cool merchandise.

A visit to Missouri Ridge Distillery provides a sensory experience that extends beyond taste. The captivating surroundings, the smell of fermenting grains, the sight of traditional copper stills, the story behind each spirit, and finally, the taste of handcrafted whiskeys and other spirits offer an immersive and unforgettable journey into the world of traditional spirits making. Whether you're a spirits connoisseur, a history buff, or someone looking for a unique travel experience, Missouri Ridge Distillery is a locale that deserves a place on your bucket list.

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