Ragged Branch Distillery5 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1015 Taylors Gap Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA, United States
- Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4342442600
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
It is perhaps the only place in the city where you will find independently hand crafted bourbon and Rye whiskeys, thanks to the distillery’s approach to follow the traditional recipes given by bourbon artisan Dave Pickerell and way instead of delving into the modern ways of brewing. Everything from the initial raw produce to processing and distilling is managed in here hence there is a lot to see, learn and understand for those who are into quality products. Established in 2010 by Alex Toomy, Ragged Branch is an effort to encourage the old methods of producing whiskeys without compromising on its quality and authenticity. Perhaps that the reason why one gets only the finest wines here.
Ragged Branch Distillery Travel Tips
- Check the house rules before visiting.
Ragged Branch Distillery Hours
- Tasting Room-Thursday to Sunday - 12 pm to 6 pm , Closed from Monday to Wednesday.
- Distillery Store - Open 7 days a week for tasting, tours, beef and bottle sales- 10 am to 6 pm.
How to Reach Ragged Branch Distillery
- By car or taxi.
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Ragged Branch Distillery Reviews & Ratings
Excellent product and excellent drinks. You can choose a flight or have them mix up a drink for you. All mixers are housemade with thought. You won't find that "too sweet" drink here. Come before 3 for a fresh grilled burger. They also sell their own steaks and ground beef. Yum.
Visited on a wine tour. Nice change of pace and less pretentious. Staff knowledgeable. Well or tap water goes into limestone and is good for drinking and making bourbon. You have to wait for a specific time to do a bourbon flight but that is apparently an ABC rule. Cocktails and straight drinks readily available. Quality bourbon with rye. Beautiful oak. The have burgers from cattle raised on the bourbon grain mash. Burgers made to order and delicious. Walked down the hill for an informal tour of the distillery and barrel barn. The smell of the barrel barn is a delight. They have a horse barn and chickens too. The view from the tasting Lodge is beautiful and makes sipping bourbon an experience. They sell beef plate ribs which surprised me. Made them at home (7 hours low& slow) and were very juicy and tender. There is a llama farm on the road in.
Heading up I64 my wife and I saw the sign for Ragged Branch and decided to check it out. The tasting room is on a beautiful hillside. I'm not much of a whiskey drinker but they were pretty good. Josh mixed my wife up the weekly special and she loved it. The also sell fresh beef and have a food truck. The service was great.
April trip. We were on our father and son bonding trip from Queens NY and my son surprised me on our last day in Virginia with this side trip to the Ragged Branch Distillery. Very happy we did. The service was great and personnel were very friendly and informed about your products. Really loved the double oak burboun. Brought a bottle back home.
The only reason this is not a five star review is that we were not able to have some of the famous burgers (Health Inspector was late). Bourbon was great, service was excellent and the location was AMAZING. Great place for an afternoon drink.