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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're available in ABC stores in Mecklenburg County and across the state.
Check out cocktail recipes here.
MEET doc porter & THE TEAM
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 the products we are incredibly proud of, his name was the perfect fit.
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.
Andrew and Liz Porter are the husband and wife co-owners of Doc Porter's Distillery. It all started back in 2014 when Andrew decided to take his lifelong passion and turn it into a business. Andrew is a Chemical Engineer by day, while Liz works in sports marketing. They balance their careers and the distillery while raising two young daughters here in Charlotte. It's a full and wonderful life and they're proud to contribute incredible craft products to the community they love.
As Head Distiller, Carl White brings seven years of distilling experience to the team, with a career that started in Asheville, NC. Since joining us in 2015, he's taken on all aspects of day-to-day operations and oversees the production of all Doc Porter's spirits from milling and mashing to the final distilling runs. He works closely with Andrew on new product development and tight quality control. Carl ensures that every drop of Doc Porter's that hits the market meets our strict standards of craft excellence.
As Sales & Marketing Manager, Steven works tirelessly to get Doc Porter's on shelves, cocktail menus and bars in North Carolina and beyond. A graduate of UNC, he has a long background in the beverage industry and has an unparalleled passion for craft spirits. You can find Steven representing Doc Porter's at events throughout the state and he even took a trip down under to rep the brand in Australia in 2016. When he's not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Carly.