Whenever anyone has an excitement and passion for something it is contagious, don’t you agree? Someone selling a new product could stop you in the grocery store and even though you might not need or want it, you may find yourself trying it and then buying a bunch because the person was so enthusiastic about how good it is. Ask anyone who has been to Outer Banks Distilling his or her personal review and we guarantee every story you hear will spur you on to go check it out for yourself.
Outer Banks Distilling is a unique and very popular spot for locals and visitors to the area. Located in historic, downtown Manteo, it is just minutes away from our inn, you can walk there in less than 5 minutes. It is actually the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks and they offer a fantastic tour that includes a delicious tasting of Kill Devil Rum at the end. The old historic building serves as the perfect backdrop for this fantastic distillery, which was founded by four friends, two brewers and two bartenders with a lot of drive, passion, and creativity. They perfected the art of distilling with the help of classes and courses, and with three of the four hailing from Kill Devil Hills nearby; the name of their company came easily.
Their distillery tours, which only cost a whopping $5, are available Tuesday through Saturday and both 1pm and 3pm each day. You must be 21 years old and you have to call ahead to reserve your time. No matter who ends up being your guide, you will find the tour informative and fun. They will explain all of the ins and outs of the distillery, the history of rum, and a bit of OBX history along the way. It is really fascinating how the distillery came to be and the rum of course is awesome! The pecan honey rum seems to be a favorite among visitors.
Distillery tours, boating, relaxing on the beach, wild horse tours, hang gliding, fishing…we could go on and on about the many reasons to come visit our little piece of paradise!
Special!! Book a 2-night stay at The White Doe Inn and receive two tour tickets including a tasting to The Outer Banks Distilling–all of which is walking distance from The White Doe Inn. Come learn the legend of Kill-Devil Rum and ENJOY! Must request tickets when checking in or when making reservation.