Take a tour of the new distillery that opened in 2011. You will be able to see see vodka, gin, and bourbon whiskey made from local grains. The grains are decided to give it a try and create something that hadn’t been produced in this area since prohibition, home grown, handmade spirits. This isn’t mass produced, this is carefully crafted by the staff to share the best of the best with those that truly believe that having a cocktail is more than just any old drink, it should be a pleasure.
They offer Free tours daily from 12 to 4. You don’t need to make an appointment, just be there at the top of the hour and enjoy the tour. If you’d like to schedule a private tour after hours for your family or group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the distillery at (563) 484-4342. The tour is open to all ages.
During the tour, you’ll be able to see the entire process, from the cleaning, milling and cooking of the grain, to the fermentation, distillation, blending, aging and bottling of spirits. Finish the tour in the grand tasting room for free samples of the products for those patrons over 21 years of age.
Knowing that not everyone can make it to LeClaire during the working week the distillery offers a special event on the first Friday of the month. Watch for the “First Friday” Features out at the distillery. On the first Friday of every month, they’ll have an evening event.
Aside from being the home to the distillery, LeClaire is also the home to the History Channel’s smash hit TV show “American Pickers” and the birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody. The main street is lined with beautiful boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and of course the famous Mississippi River.
Located just outside of the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities (Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline and Rock Island) 2 miles north of Interstate 80 at Iowa exit 306
Mississippi River Distilling Company
303 North Cody Road
PO Box 801
LeClaire, IA 52753