Made by Hand.
Driven by Tradition.
Artisanal Blended Whiskey.

Our Flagship Bourbon: Uniting Barrel Treasures from Coast to Coast

Welcome to Olde Raleigh Distillery, where we take the art of whiskey blending to new heights. Crafted with passion and expertise, our bourbons stand out among the rest. The Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society Small Batch Bourbon is the epitome of exceptional small-batch bourbon, steeped in Scottish traditions from the 19th century. Our Flagship Brand, a bold and flavorful 93 proof blend, perfectly captures the harmonious balance of 4 grain smoothness and aged complexity. With the finest ingredients and barrels sourced from coast to coast, our craftsmanship shines through in every drop of Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society Small Batch Bourbon. Delight your senses with allspice, caramel, malt chocolate, and oak undertones. Prepare for a unique journey, as you enjoy a taste of Americana artfully blended and bottled by hand in Zebulon, NC. Swing by Olde Raleigh Distillery to grab your own bottle of our Flagship Brand or indulge in one of our limited edition small batch releases. Cheers to the art of whiskey blending!

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Best Micro Distillery in the world!

Recognized as the ‘Best Micro Distillery in the World’ at the 2023 International Whiskey Competition, our Master Blender, Brandon McCraney, is helping put Zebulon, N.C. back on the map with Olde Raleigh Distillery. From the meditative process of selecting and aging barrels to the masterful process of picking harvest times through élevage, here at Olde Raleigh we produce distinct and exceptional small batch bourbon.

Olde Raleigh Distillery dominated the Best North Carolina category by securing first and second-place recognitions for the Olde Stogie Bourbon and Honey Cask Finished Bourbon. These two small batches were also in the top three for Best Barrel Finish and Special Cask Whiskey, where Olde Stogie Bourbon finishes in Armagnac and Tawny Port Casks and Honey Cask finishes in a honey barrel. 

As we continue to pave our way through the spirits industry through growing partnerships with local farmers and giving back to the community that has supported us since 2021, Olde Raleigh remains dedicated to our roots and community. Beyond accolades and praises, our mission is straightforward – to craft exceptional experiences and damn good bourbon for bourbon lovers everywhere. We stand as a symbol of local pride and achievement.

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Hand-crafted bourbon blends made with a meticulous attention to detail and a fearless approach to creating unique, small-batch expressions. ​

owners of olde raleigh, brandon and nicole

Family-Owned and Operated

Our proprietor, master blender and distiller, Brandon McCraney, has spent years refining plans to bring his hand-crafted whiskey expertise to his family-owned distillery. Our doors are open in the heart of Downtown Zebulon, just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Open Daily

The completely renovated 10,000-square-foot building is a destination for after work, as a day trip or just because. It includes the tasting room and bar, the stills and production area, whiskey barrel storage, and a large event space for private parties, workshops and community events. Sun. 12-6 p.m.; Mon. CLOSED; Tues.-Thurs. 4-9 p.m.; Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat. 12-11 p.m. 

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Get a Membership

Welcome home, bourbon lovers. Learn, experience, and taste spirits on another level with the Olde Raleigh Whiskey Society membership. Step into the world of Olde Raleigh and become a valued member of our distinctive whiskey club. This membership-based program includes bottles curated exclusively for you each month by our Master Blender. Declare your commitment to an unparalleled whiskey experience, immersing yourself in a unique society, with an expert serving as your personal Spirit concierge.