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300 Thornburg Drive Southeast, Conover

Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four Plus Shot Glasses at Foothills Distillery (Up to 35% Off)

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See how the distillery process yields such spirits as moonshine and bourbon, then taste the spirits after the tour

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2 ratings1 reviews
January 30, 2019
Great visit to Foothills. My out of town friends loved it. Will be going back in the future. Thanks Zach for a great tour and information.
2 ratings2 reviews
January 19, 2019
Very informative and impressed with the owner. The tasting was very good and I purchased a bottle of bourbon. Would highly recommend!
Roberttop reviewer
22 ratings13 reviews
October 7, 2018
Very informative. Tours are done on Saturday's ONLY
1 ratings1 reviews
September 8, 2018
Very informative.
Roberttop reviewer
6 ratings6 reviews
May 2, 2018
Great tour with great whiskey.
1 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2017
The owner, Zach, was very knowledgable and personable. We had a great time and the Bourbon was excellent!
Sharontop reviewer
16 ratings10 reviews
August 5, 2017
The tour was very informative. Since we were the only ones there, we got to spend time talking to Zach and learning how they made some of their own equipment as well as the stories behind the different products. We bought a bottle of the bourbon and look forward to enjoying it!
3 ratings1 reviews
April 22, 2017
Fantastic! Enjoyed the tour by Zack... go out and make friends!
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $20 for a distillery tour and tasting for two plus two shot glasses ($30 value)
  • $39 for a distillery tour and tasting for four plus four shot glasses ($60 value)

Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations

Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.

Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4%–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).

The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered ““proof;”” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,”” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is not discounted. Reservation required; subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Tours on Fridays and Saturdays only. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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