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Mississippi River Distilling Company

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Address: 303 N Cody Rd, Le Claire, IA 52753-9220
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+1 563-484-4342
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Free tour and tasting room. A good explanation of the distillation process. Season unique spirits. Smooth bourbon

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Free tour and tasting room. A good explanation of the distillation process. Season unique spirits. Smooth bourbon

Thank Galvan O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a fan of the Cody Road bourbon and I have stopped in at this place twice. It's a nice little place and they offer a free tour that is interesting. The guide was entertaining and friendly. The tour also includes a visit to the tasting room. They have some cool tshirts and other souvenirs, as well as selling their... More 

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Red Bud, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the tour which explained how they make the whiskey and other spirits. Then on to the tasting room. The bourbons and ryes were very smooth and really good.

Thank Susan S
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were in town visiting family. We made a day of Cody Road. This was our first stop. The staff was very friendly. Their tasting room is in the back and along the river. They have a view of the river. They have a wide range of spirits. Many are very good. Some are unique. The tasting was free. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

Thank LuLu M
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

Thank Willy46
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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South Dakota
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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

Thank IllinoisRiverRat
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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.

Thank Stephen K

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