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Discovering Missouri Distilleries

November 19, 2019

Missouri is known for wineries and breweries but distilleries are starting to pop up rapidly throughout the state. Many distilleries in Missouri offer a variety of handcrafted spirits including whiskey, gin, vodka and bourbon. You can also find exclusive products like Missouri Bourbon Whiskey – now an official whiskey style. This select spirit must meet certain conditions and can only be made by Missouri distillers. Kansas City Whiskey is another special style of whiskey made in Missouri by J. Rieger & Co. This is a whiskey blend with sherry added.

In spring of 2019, the Missouri Craft Distillers Guild launched the "Missouri Spirits Expedition," the official distillery trail for the Show-Me State. This trail gives participants (21 and older) the opportunity to collect stamps at participating distilleries and earn rewards along the way.

Most of the distilleries have tasting rooms and many offer tours that provide a behind-the-scenes look at how these local spirits are made. Be sure to check each distillery's website for more information on tour times and availability.

Here is a list of distillers, organized by region:


1220 Artisan Spirits, St. Louis

Arcana Distilling, St. Louis 

Black Shire Distillery, Hermann 

Copper Mule Distillery, Hermann 

Distillery of Defiance, Defiance 

Edelbrand Pure Distilling, Marthasville 

Fernweh Distilling Co., Hermann 

Pinckney Bend Distillery, New Haven 

Saint Louis Distillery, St. Louis 

Samuel Berton Distilling, Wildwood 

Skullsplitter Spirits, Higbee 

Soulard Island Spirits, St. Louis 

Square One Brewery and Distillery, St. Louis 

StilL 630 Distillery, St. Louis 

Wood Hat Spirits, New Florence 

Woodsmen Distilling, Higbee


Bone Hill View Distillery, Buckner

Holladay Distillery, Weston

J. Rieger & Co, Kansas City

Of The Earth Farm Distillery, Richmond

Restless Spirits Distilling Company, Kansas City

Rockin' A Distillery, Creighton

S.D. Strong Distilling, Parkville

Tom's Town Distilling Co., Kansas City


DogMaster Distillery, Columbia

Mid-Best Distillery Inc., Gravois Mills

Ozark Distillery, Osage Beach

Rocheport Distilling Co., Rocheport


Crown Valley Distilling, Ste. Genevieve


Bub's Distillery, Republic

Copper Run Distillery, Walnut Shade

Missouri Ridge Distillery, Branson

Missouri Spirits, Springfield

White Mule Distillery, Purdy

Written by Jadrien Bopp

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