Le Claire, Iowa, August 30, 2011 – Mississippi River Distilling Company invites the public to come to Le Claire on Friday evening, September 2 from 5:30-8:00 PM for our Labor Day Weekend First Friday Feature! MRDC is teaming up with the crew from Irish Dog Blood Mary Mix to get you ready for football season. Benny's Bloody Mary Beef Straws from Coralville, IA will be at the distillery to show off their ingenious product.Try our Bloody Mary chili recipe and sample our margarita tailgating cooler made with River Baron Vodka. We'll do an abbreviated tour at 6 pm and 7 pm. There will also be specials on bottles of River Baron Vodka, River Rose Gin and the summer seasonal Wide River Wheat that night. Several other Le Claire store favorites will be staying open late that night as well. The entire evening is free and is the perfect opportunity to join us in Le Claire to kick off the holiday weekend right!
Mark your calendars now for several other big upcoming events at MRDC. October’s First Friday, October 7, will also be the launch party for our new River Pilot Vodka. This vodka features MRDC’s signature, hand crafted grain to glass and will be 100% local corn vodka with a crystal clear smoothness. November’s First Friday feature will be the release of our next seasonal product, coffee liqueur made from River Baron Vodka and coffee from Iowa Coffee Company.
Mississippi River Distilling Company was also recently handed a big honor when named as one of the best in the nation when it comes to fine vodka. TheFiftyBest.com recognized River Baron Vodka as one of the top 10 vodkas made in the United States.River Baron was named as eighth best in a sampling held in New York City. A panel of 28 judges participated in a blind taste test to determine the nation’s 50 best handcrafted vodkas.
Mississippi River Distilling Company is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 PM Sundays. Free tours are offered to the public daily on the hour from 12 to 4 PM or by appointment. The tour takes visitors through the entire distilling process. Tours end in the Grand Tasting Room with free samples of products for those patrons over 21 years of age.