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Mississippi River Distilling Company

303 North Cody Road, Le Claire, IA 52753
563.484.4342
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Le Claire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Distilleries
Owner description: LeClaire, Iowa. It's a special place. A place where life on the land is intimately married to the flow of the waters. For centuries, people here have... more » Owner description: LeClaire, Iowa. It's a special place. A place where life on the land is intimately married to the flow of the waters. For centuries, people here have looked to the water for a sense of calm, a spirit of enjoyment and a connection to a heritage that is uniquely their own.That marriage of land and water is now embodied in a different kind of spirit. The Mississippi River Distilling Company hand craft Vodka, Gin, Whiskey, and Specialty Spirits slow and pure near the banks of the Mississippi River. Born from the finest grains, harvested just up the hill from the distillery. It’s a spirit born of land and water that draws each of us curiously back to a different era. Made for you, not for for the masses. « less
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Boca Raton, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a neat place! This distillery has only been open for a few years, but they seem to be thriving, and how wonderful! When I first heard about this distillery, I automatically assumed they only distilled whiskey, but I was quite mistaken. They make several different types of liquor - they have a bourbon, a vodka, a gin, and several... More

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missouri USA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The tour was great and informative. The produce a variety of liquors, all made with local ingredients. They have a great tasting after the tour. I had the peach liquor and it was fantastic. The liquor is available for purchase right at the distillery.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stopped-in to look and ended up taking the tour. It was given by the owners. It was very interesting to learn about their way of distilling spirits there. They seem very committed to using local ingredients to impart unique flavors into their products. Afterwards, it was fun to go into the tasting room and learn first-hand how they tasted.... More

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Bettendorf, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was going to say this distilling company is a nice little addition to Le Claire and changed it to the Quad Cities. Along with our micro brews in the QC this is really great. I think it is a wonderful place to bring visitors, sample the gin, bourbon, and/or vodka and even buy a favorite. With American Pickers, this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Owners give a tour that is free and includes a tasting of the vodkas, gin and bourbons made. They use all local ingredients and suppliers (within a 25 mile range) and are committed to the local economy. The strawberry vodka was wonderful with lemonade! Stop in and enjoy!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I enjoy local distilleries and this one does not disappoint. From Vodka to Bourbon, sample in the tasting room and select which you liked best. The Strawberry Vodka was my favorite. And ingredients are local. It is a new facility nicely laid out with a short tour. The tour is not required for sampling - another plus when on a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

FREE. Owner gives a short tour at the start of the hour. I found the tour interesting and even asked some silly questions at the end, which were answered in a fun way. I admitted that I was not a whiskey drinker, so I was instructed on how to do shots of whiskey properly to avoid "the burn". I also... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped in here after reading about it on TA and was not disappointed. I actually went through it twice in a matter of 3 days since I went with two different groups and it was great both times! The first tour I took was led by one of the ladies that worked there and she did a great job. The... More

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Before eating lunch at the Crane and Pelican, take a short (~30 - 45 minute) tour of the Mississippi River Distilling Company. No reservations are required, just show up on the hour (between noon and 4:00) and walk in. The tour is a single room tour led by the owner Ryan, where you learn all about their story and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Someone at work mentioned this place...I'm glad she did it was my favorite part of our little getaway! Tour was not too long maybe half hour tops. Few samples and great recipe ideas. The whiskey here is really something. Never appreciated the process before!! Brought several bottles to bring home!

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