Business Category: Food & Beverage
Pinetop Distillery is Raleigh’s first inside-the-beltline distillery, producing 100% handcrafted spirits. Pinetop is known as a “grain-to-glass” distillery, which means that every step of the distillation process occurs on site in their facility. That includes sourcing local grains, mashing, fermenting, distilling, blending, and bottling. Pinetop produces two craft products, a Carolina Gin and Carolina moonshine. They have plans to barrel-age their moonshine to produce a bourbon, ready for release in 2021.
Pinetop was founded in 2014 and opened officially in 2016. The owners – friends and residents of Raleigh – are self-taught distillers. Their interest began with an appreciation for the local “movement” observed across the food, beverage, and artisan industries in North Carolina.
“Staying local is very important to us so we source as many ingredients as we can from North Carolina, including all of our grains,” said Grady Knight, a founding partner. “We were inspired to see if we could create truly local, 100% handcrafted-spirits that offer a smooth taste unique to Pinetop.”
We exclusively use locally-sourced corn, wheat, rye, and barley. None of our spirits are supplemented with corn-ethanol or sugar, allowing us to deliver a distinct and smooth flavor of a small batch spirit.
We run a custom designed and welded continuous still that slow runs our wort 24-hrs a day, allowing more consistency in our output. We finish our spirits through a fractional column to really strip out impurities and create a smooth finish.
$29.95 | 750 ml | 80 proof
Product Code: NC-66333
Our Carolina Gin is now available directly at our distillery and through NC county ABC stores. Please contact your ABC store to request us.
Our gin is created using a classic mix of botanicals, as well as a few unique extras to create a citrus-forward flavor.
Free Tours & Tastings
Tours start on the half hour and take ~25 minutes
Private tours upon request. Inquire for rates & availability