Explore Craft Spirits of Missouri
1. 1220 Artisan Spirits
Inspired by secret societies and speakeasies, the new
1220 Artisan Spirits brand complements its sister company, 4 Hands Brewing Co., and celebrates the relationship between brewery and distillery. Its first spirit, Origin, is a botanically driven gin made in the New Western style. 1220 plans to continue to expand its portfolio with more spirits such as seasonal gins, amaro and canned cocktails.
2. Black Shire Distillery
Opened in May,
Black Shire Distillery's Hermann Farm tasting room and distillery is located on the restored cellar of its 1840s homestead, as well as an additional tasting room in downtown Hermann, Missouri. At the farm, sample spirits – whiskey, gin, vodka and more using its own fruits and Missouri-grown corn and rye – and tour the still cellar, mash room and aging barn.
111 Gutenberg St. and 2206 Highway 100 E, Hermann, Missouri, blackshiredistillery.com
3. Copper Run Distillery
With a philosophy of quality over quantity,
Copper Run Distillery produces small batches of handcrafted moonshine, whiskey and rum in Walnut Shade, Missouri. From its historic landmark of being the first legal distillery in the Ozark Mountains since Prohibition ended, Copper Run continues to break the mold by using local resources and time-tested distillation techniques.
1901 Day Road, Walnut Shade, Missouri, 417.587.3456, copperrundistillery.com
4. DogMaster Distillers
DogMaster Distillers is the first craft distillery located in the heart of Missouri in Columbia. DogMaster utilizes as many locally sourced raw materials as possible in the production of its products, which include vodka, whiskey, bourbon, rum and gin. This family-owned establishment is open to the public for tours, tastings and cocktails Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 11pm.
210 St. James St., Suite D, Columbia, Missouri, 573.777.6768, dogmasterdistillery.com
5. Judgment Tree
Defiance, Missouri, is where American legend Daniel Boone held court at the tree they called
Judgment Tree and where the eponymous distillery draws inspiration for its extraordinary spirits, including a vodka made with local grapes and grains. Judge the superiority for yourself by picking up a bottle or trying it out in a signature cocktail at more than a dozen St. Louis-area retailers, restaurants and bars.
125 Boone Country Lane, Defiance, Missouri, 636.987.2400, judgmenttree.com
6. Missouri Ridge Distillery
Missouri Ridge Distillery is one of Missouri’s most award-winning – and Branson’s only – grain-to-bottle distillery. It offers corn, bourbon and single-malt whiskeys, as well as several Howlin' Hounds Moonshines. Master distiller Greg Pope, aka "MR Whiskey," invites you to share in his passion while sampling its products in the tasting room and restaurant.
7000 State Highway 248, Branson, Missouri, 417.699.4095, missouriridgedistillery.com
7. St. Louis Distillery
Vodka-lovers can get their hands on some of the best in the country at
St. Louis Distillery’s tasting room. The extremely smooth Cardinal Sin vodka features a mash bill of two-row roasted barley delicately balanced with corn for a smooth, slightly sweet and full-bodied vodka. Cardinal Sin Starka is an amber spirit aged for 12 months in charred Missouri white-oak bourbon barrels and is the first barrel-aged vodka in the U.S.
755 Friedens Road, St. Charles, Missouri, 636.925.1577, stldistillery.com
8. Spirits of St. Louis
As with sister brewery and restaurant, Square One Brewery and Distillery,
Spirits of St. Louis’ flavorful, handcrafted offerings are created using local bounty and natural ingredients. Flagship whiskeys include JJ Neukomm Malt Whiskey, Vermont Night Maple Whiskey and Hopskey, a hop-infused whiskey. The restaurant showcases the full line of spirits with a signature cocktail menu, which includes regular and infused spirits highlighted with housemade syrups and mixers.
1727 Park Ave., St. Louis, Missouri, 314.231.2537, spiritsofstlouisdistillery.com
9. Tom's Town Distilling Co.
Controlled by political boss Tom Pendergast, money, jazz, and spirits flowed freely through Kansas City, aka Tom’s Town. When asked how he justified ignoring Prohibition, Tom answered, “The people are thirsty.” The premium craft spirits from
Tom’s Town Distilling Co. satisfy that same thirst today. Taste the high standards in every sip of gin, vodka and bourbon made in the heart of Tom’s Town.
1701 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.541.2400, toms-town.com
10. Wood Hat Spirits
Next time you’re driving west along Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Columbia, take a pit stop at
Wood Hat Spirits seed-to-glass distillery and tasting room. Nationally and internationally awarded and recognized, including the best craft-distilled whiskey by the American Distilling Institute in 2018, Wood Hat grows four heritage, non-GMO corns to make its four bourbons, four corn whiskeys and four cordials.
489 Booneslick Road, New Florence, Missouri, 573.216.3572, woodhatspirits.com
11. Woodsmen Distilling
An hour north of Columbia, Missouri,
Woodsmen Distilling takes the long road to produce its bourbons, whiskeys, flavored rums and more: from growing its own grains and rye to making and charring its own barrels to age the spirits on-site. See the entire grain-to-glass operation at the tasting room, which offers free tours and tastings on Saturdays.
7239 Highway A, Higbee, Missouri, 660.456.7610, facebook.com/woodsmendistilling
12. Bone Hill View Distillery
Bone Hill View Distillery pulls from the adventurous spirit of the town’s pioneers in handcrafted products including sweet sorghum-based spirits. 321 S. Hudson St., Buckner, Missouri, 816.650.0655, facebook.com/bonehillviewdistillery
13. Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. has a state-of-the-art facility for its portfolio of beers and spirits, plus a scenic tasting room in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. 13326 State Highway F, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, 573.756.9700, crownvalleybrewery.com
14. Fernweh Distilling Co.
Fernweh Distilling Co. tasting room and distillery showcase small-batch spirits including a rye whiskey, bourbon whiskey and wheat whiskey in historic riverfront Hermann. 4 Schiller St., Hermann, Missouri, 573.486.2970, fernwehdistilling.com
15. Of the Earth Farm Distillery
Of The Earth Farm Distillery creates apple brandy, rye whiskey, grappa, gin and a variety of liqueurs. Spent mash from the still is fed to pastured hogs to produce delicious pork. 17190 Highway 13, Richmond, Missouri, 660.232.1096, oftheearthfarm.com
16. Ozark Distillery
Along with its flagship corn whiskey and bourbon,
Ozark Distillery in Osage Beach, Missouri, produces infused moonshine in butterscotch, apple pie, blackberry and more. 1684 Highway KK, Osage Beach, Missouri, 573.348.2449, ozarkdistillery.com
17. Pinckney Bend Distillery
Celebrating the legend of a lost town,
Pinckney Bend Distillery creates award-winning premium spirits, including gins, whiskeys and vodka, by focusing on heritage and local ingredients. 1101 Miller St., New Haven, Missouri, 573.237.5559, pinckneybend.com
18. Restless Spirits Distilling Co.
Missouri’s Distillery of the Year –
Restless Spirits Distilling Co. – distills American spirits in the Irish tradition, including single-malt whiskey, poitín, gin and vodka. 109 E. 18th Ave., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.492.6868, restlessspiritsdistilling.com
19. S.D. Strong Distilling
Located in caves 65 feet underground,
S.D. Strong Distilling produces vodka, straight rye whiskey, barrel-rested and original Pillar 136 Gin, and Big Boom Bourbon. 8500 NW River Park Drive #136A, Parkville, Missouri, sdstrongdistilling.com
20. StilL 630
With a mission to create “indomitable spirits,”
StilL 630’s premium, small-batch best-sellers include RallyPoint rye whiskey, Expedition rum and Volstead’s Folly gin. 1000 S. Fourth St., St. Louis, Missouri, 314.513.2275, still630.com