Thursday, April 15, 2021

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Yesterday a small group of us from our neighborhood took a tour of Muddy River Distillery Belmont, NC. Located on the banks of the muddy Catawba River (thus the name Muddy River), the distillery offers hand-crafted rum. We first learned of Muddy River last April when Covid-19 struck and hand sanitizer was nowhere to be found. Muddy River converted one of their lines to making sanitizer, which they gave away to first responders. Then they started selling it to the public, so we went there to purchase some for ourselves. Coincidentally (wink, wink), they also had bottles of their rum for sale. We bought two bottles of that as well.

Muddy Rivers rum and hand sanitizer

We were impressed with both their rum and their community spirit, so when the opportunity arose to take a tour, we jumped on it. Co-founder Robbie Delaney conducted our tour, and he did a fantastic job. It was so interesting to learn about all the ins and outs of producing rum, and we got to sample several of their offerings as well. We both liked the rum with basil, so we purchased a bottle of that. Robbie suggested using it for mojitos, but admitted his favorite was to drink it was in lemonade. We tried that tonight, and he did not lie. It's tasty! We decided that the tour will be a great place to take guests in the future.

Muddy River Distillery

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