our craft

Craft vodka, gin and whiskey

Making beautiful, handmade craft spirits is our passion. Every drop of Doc Porter's vodka, gin, and bourbon is made from scratch using locally-sourced grains from Marshville and Asheville North Carolina.

We believe in supporting local farmers and North Carolina agriculture, which is just one reason we don't use any processed ethanol (Grain Neutral Spirits). Every product we release is made from start to finish under our distillery roof right here in Lower South End Charlotte, where we take care in all steps of the process from milling and mashing to fermentation and bottling.

Pay us a visit and we’ll take you on a tour of our facility, show you the distillation process and meticulous care that goes into every bottle we produce. We’ll introduce you to our distillers who craft every drop and stamp a batch number on every bottle of Doc Porter’s vodka, gin and whiskey we release.       

We're available in ABC stores in Mecklenburg County and across the state.

Facts about producing grain-to-glass spirits

Facts about producing grain-to-glass spirits


 our namesake: doc porter

Doc Porter, grandfather of head distiller Andrew Porter and our namesake.

Doc Porter, grandfather of head distiller Andrew Porter and our namesake.

Doc Porter was the grandfather of our owner and head distiller, Andrew Porter. After serving in the US Navy, he became a radiologist and was a pioneer in his field, working on groundbreaking procedures with radioactive isotopes. He had a love for science, fast cars and his family and when the time came to put a name on products we are incredibly passionate about, we decided to use his. 

We lost Doc Porter in 2012 but we know he would be proud of what we've built and would have enjoyed sipping on a namesake cocktail.