Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State with John Trump May 3 – 10, 2018

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John Francis Trump, author of “Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State,” is proud to offer this Eastern North Carolina Distillery Trail Trail tour to readers and all spirits fans. After multiple requests from friends and readers as to the best distilleries to visit in North Carolina, the need was obvious for an expert-led excursion of hand-picked distilleries from the book, which offer fabulous products and are fine representatives of North Carolina’s liquor past and present. While almost all distillers offer a unique selection and great tasting product, we have included as many of these “must visit” locations as possible, in the time available.

John Trump will be personally leading this tour of his home state and sharing spirits presentations each day. Learn the history, stories, and meet the personalities behind some of Eastern North Carolina’s finest craftsman.

*Guests must be at least 21 years of age to join this tour.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Distilleries
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
    16
All about the Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State with John Trump May 3 – 10, 2018.

John Trump will take guests through the colorful and often difficult history of spirits in North Carolina, from the moonshiners in Johnston and Wilkes counties to their descendants, who are still making liquor but doing it legally. He’ll talk about the laws in North Carolina, which didn’t allow legal distilling until 1979, and the new history and explosion of distilleries — more than 40 — since 2005. We’ll talk about their stories. We’ll bring in experts and distillers, such as members of the N.C. Distillers Association. We’ll talk to those distilleries about their experiences, and about the process of making liquor. And we’ll sample North Carolina products, some from distilleries we won’t visit on this trip but offers people at look at a variety of the great liquor coming out of the Tar Heel State.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

All inclusions are per the listings in the tour itinerary:
• Accommodations for 7 nights
• 3 Lunches and 5 Dinners
• Tour Leader JohnFrancis Trump – Distillery Expert and Author
• Distillery Tasting and Tour Fees
• Luxury Mini-Coach
• Attraction Entrance Fees

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air and land travel to and from the tour
  • “Open” meals
  • Optional activities or activities not specified in the itinerary
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs or expenses of items not specifically listed in the itinerary
Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport At RTP

The Hotel Indigo Raleigh Durham Airport at RTP is a full-service 3-Star Hotel Close to Raleigh Durham Airport (RDU)

 

 

 

 The 3-Star Hampton Inn – Kinston hosts us for one evening in this historic town.

 

 

 

 

 

  The 3-Star Award-Winning Sea Ranch Resort in Kill Devil Hills will be our host for two evenings.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

All inclusions are per the listings in the tour itinerary:
• Accommodations for 7 nights
• 3 Lunches and 5 Dinners
• Tour Leader JohnFrancis Trump – Distillery Expert and Author
• Distillery Tasting and Tour Fees
• Luxury Mini-Coach
• Attraction Entrance Fees

  • Air and land travel to and from the tour
  • “Open” meals
  • Optional activities or activities not specified in the itinerary
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs or expenses of items not specifically listed in the itinerary