The North Carolina coast has a storied history packed with tails of swashbuckling pirates, buried treasure, and of course, rum. Rum trade between the Caribbean and the Northeasts brought this sugar-based spirit along the coast, where Outer Banks Distilling recently crafted its own line of delicious rums. You can tour their facilities, sample their product, and even take some of it home with you!
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Outer Banks Distilling History
Outer Banks Distilling is the first and only distillery in the Outer Banks. A small building built in the 1940s is home to a shop, tasting room, and everything associated with creating their delicious concoctions. All four founding members have extensive experience at several of the breweries and bars in the area, so you know that you are getting a product that is second-to-none here!
Here’s Why You Need to Visit Outer Banks Distilling
1. Take a Tour
The best way to experience Outer Banks Distilling is by taking a tour of the facilities. You can discover everything that goes into the rum-making process in their on-site distilling room. This tour is a great activity for guests who are 21 and over on a rainy or stormy day. The distilling room doesn’t have air conditioning, so if you visit in the summer, leave any jackets, pants, or long-sleeved shirts at your vacation rental.
2. Sample Their Craft Spirits
The quaint tasting room at Outer Banks Distilling is a fantastic spot to sample their delicious line of rums. Their flagship rums feature an array of award-winning spirits. You can’t go wrong with choosing any of their products, but their silver, pecan, and gold rums are out of this world. One of the best parts about visiting Outer Banks Distilling if you’re staying in one of our downtown Manteo rentals is that you’re only a short walk from your property!
3. Bring a Piece of the Outer Banks Home
After tasting some of the award-winning rums from Outer Banks Distilling, you can take home some of their sweet spirits. Whether you want to bring a bottle back to your vacation rental to use for cooking or enjoy a happy hour as the sun sets, this local taste of the Outer Banks is one you will never forget.
Check out the recipe collection on their website to concoct your own rum mixed drinks!
You can stay right around the corner from Outer Banks Distilling when you book one of or Pirate’s Cove rentals in downtown Manteo. We also have a variety of condos and homes at multiple locations on beautiful Roanoke Island. Whether you want to book a large family home in a private gated community or a condo overlooking Roanoke Sound, you’ll find the perfect vacation property with us!
Book your beach getaway with Pirate’s Cove and start planning your trip! We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks.