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Mississippi River Distilling Company

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Address: 303 N Cody Rd, Le Claire, IA 52753-9220
Phone Number: +1 563-484-4342
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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LeClaire, Iowa. It's a special place. A place where life on the land is...

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.

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Nice little distillery with a very informative and friendly tour guide. Learned all about the different liquors offered and their distilling processes and even about the bottling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little distillery with a very informative and friendly tour guide. Learned all about the different liquors offered and their distilling processes and even about the bottling. They have a free tasting following the tour to sample the goods.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly small shop but the tour of the distillery was great and very informative. The samples provided at the end of the tour helped give a good idea of what you would like to purchase.

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Thank Willy46
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Le Claire Iowa to us this is a definite place to stop. This was a free short tour with taste testing of their products. It is nice to see a small business trying to make it & just a nice atmosphere. It is really interesting how they started & using local farm products for making whiskeys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Corn is being put to exceptional use at Mississippi River Distilling Company! This local operation has the friendliest staff. We received an impromptu tour and learned that the grains come from a 25 mile radius and that bottling days are run by volunteers. Each bottle is labeled with a batch and bottle number so that people, like myself, can look... More 

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Hamilton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The tour is very informative. They take you from where the local ingredients come from to where it's bottled by volunteers right in the distillery, right where the tour is. Great tasting room, great spirits

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

An informative review of distilling during the tour of their facility. The tasting room was our favorite.

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Thank Stephen K
Towanda, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice information on distillation. Plenty of tasting choices . Good local Business. Staff were helpful and informative

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Hampton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Very interesting to see this operation so close to my home town. Many locals love to visit and have a drink or two quite often. Very pleasing atmosphere with friendly little-town people! Great place for the men to spend some time having a few drinks while their wife goes on a shopping spree in the many quaint stores in LeClaire.... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place has a great story and you do need to make it a stop when you're visiting Le Claire. The people were all very friendly and open about answering questions about what they do and why they do it that way. They are big-time serious about keeping everything local, up to and including the artwork on their walls and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was our second visit to this distillery. Since it is a one-room operation, it is possible to sit and listen to the very enthusiastic guide explain the distilling process. At the close of the "tour," we were invited to sample some of the products. I'm not a huge fan of the product, but we did buy a couple bottles... More 

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