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Mississippi River Distilling Company
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Le Claire
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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.
Boca Raton, Florida
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“What a find!”
Reviewed 15 July 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. Plus, they have various seasonal selections. You can go into the tasting bar and try a little thimble of anything. I didn't have time to go on the tour (which is free and offered daily on the hour between noon and 4 pm), but I went in for a quick tasting and enjoyed it very much. Of course, they have a little shop where you can then purchase what you like. The prices are reasonable, and it's a fun little stop if you are ever in the Le Claire area. They also distribute their products, so look for them in your local liquor store!

Visited July 2014
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missouri USA
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“Great free tour”
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Fun and Interesting”
Reviewed 9 July 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. They had just released their seasonal "Big Peach" liquor and it was delicious. A bottle of spirits would be a great souvenir of the day. Well worth the time for a drinking-age group. I would not recommend it for teens or children.

Visited July 2014
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Bettendorf, Iowa
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“Nice addition to the Quad Cities”
Reviewed 9 July 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 place, nice restaurants, gift shops and antique shops, this can make for an enjoyable afternoon.

Visited September 2013
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“Enjoyable free tour”
Reviewed 21 June 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!

Visited June 2014
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