Touring a distillery is a lot like touring a museum, except that distilleries offer fewer harrowing encounters with drunken John Wilkes Booth enthusiasts. Get a terror-free alcohol education with today's Groupon. For $7, you and a friend of legal drinking age get a tour of Rock Town Distillery (a $14 value) on East 6th Street.
Rock Town Distillery is Arkansas' only craft distillery, using purely Arkansas-based materials and ingredients to craft the high-quality, small-batch vodka, gin, and bourbon sold under the Brandon's Spirits moniker. Tours are available Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m., allowing guests to follow the life cycle of their favorite spirit from still house and sleep-away camp to bottling room, where each fermented flagon is personally signed to guarantee quality and increase auction value. A tasting ends each tour, where guests over twenty-one will get a chance to sample the local libations just as they mature to a ripened old age, before heading to the gift shop.
Rock Town Distillery
Profiled in the Arkansas Times and on THV, Rock Town Distillery crafts small-batch artisan spirits using Arkansas materials. Local red winter wheat transform into vodka and gin, corn and wheat become the award-winning clear Arkansas Lightning, and charred white-oak barrels grown from Arkansasian barrel trees cradle young bourbon as it ages. Each day, the distillery hosts warehouse tours, complete with the grain-to-bottle production story of each spirit and tastings of all liquors at the end. The distillery has been named one of the 10 best Southern distillery tours by USA Today and one of the top 25 craft distillery tours in the U.S. by The Daily Meal.