The Brands

Three generations ago in the midlands of Ireland, Ollie's grandfather Patrick Quinn began the family tradition of whiskey making, and in 2013, after a handshake and a few pints with a mate, Ollie Mulligan established Great Wagon Road Distilling Company to carry on this family tradition of whiskey craftsmanship.

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Made using American Distillers malt ( 6 row barley ) and aged for 33 months in Speyside cooperage barrels, this special edition Single Malt has a wonderful spice note to it.

 

Marzipan and dark cherry on the nose, beautifully balanced rye and spice on  the pallet with a lingering satisfying sweetness on the end. Available at the Distillery and later at select NC ABC stores.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • 92 Proof / 46% ABV

  • Produced and Bottled in Charlotte, NC

  • Patiently aged in Charred American White Oak Barrels

  • 100% Organic & Non-GMO Malted Six Row Distillery Barley

  • Patiently aged in 53 Gallon Char #3 American White Oak Barrels from Speyside Cooperage in Louisville, KY

  • Crafted with exceptionally pure spring water from the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Ever so slightly filtered using a paper filtration process rather than the more invasive process of chill filtering.

  • No coloring or flavoring of any kind added to the finish. We stand by the quality of ingredients in our whiskey

TASTE PROFILE

  • Nose: Marzipan, Peach, Caramel, and Cherry

  • Palate: Full-bodied. Rich and smooth with a hint of sweet vanilla and toffee

  • Finish: A long sweet finish that pleasantly lingers with just a touch of spicy heat

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Rúa is Gaelic for "Red Head", an apt name for this richly hued American Single Malt Whiskey. Rúa is hand-crafted from only three ingredients: 100% Organic & Non-GMO Two-Row Pilsner Barley, exceptionally pure spring water from the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains and yeast. That’s it, no additives of any kind are added. 


Getting its color from aging in Char No.3 American White Oak barrels, it carries the expected notes of vanilla and caramel. These are complemented by a very full body, notes of fresh baked bread and praline, with a long, sweet finish. It's instantly enjoyable, and a standout among American craft-distilled whiskeys.  

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • 92 Proof / 46% ABV

  • Distilled, Aged and Bottled in Charlotte, NC

  • Patiently aged in Charred American White Oak Barrels

  • 100% Organic & Non-GMO Malted Two-Row Pilsner Barley

  • Patiently aged in 25 Gallon Char #3 American White Oak Barrels from Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY

  • Crafted with exceptionally pure spring water from the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Ever so slightly filtered using a paper filtration process rather than the more invasive process of chill filtering.

  • No coloring or flavoring of any kind added to the finish. We stand by the quality of ingredients in our whiskey

TASTE PROFILE

  • Nose: Peach, Caramel, and Cherry

  • Palate: Full-bodied. Rich and smooth with a hint of sweet vanilla and toffee

  • Finish: A long sweet finish that pleasantly lingers with just a touch of spicy heat

BRAND RECOGNITION

Over the past three years, Rua has gained some impressive regional, national and even international accolades. 

  • 2018 Silver Medal, San Francisco Spirits Competition

  • 2017 Silver Medal, "American's 50 best" Single Malt

  • 2017 Gold Medal, "The Spirits Business" (London)

  • 2016 "Made in the South" (Garden & Gun Magazine)

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Quinn's Barrel Aged Whiskey. Named after Mary Quinn, Ollie's grandmother and a true trailblazer. Quinn's Barrel Aged Whiskey is a bold and lively brand that honors the Great Wagon Road tradition of embracing the unknown and seeking adventure. Quinn's is a small-batch whiskey that is distilled from a blend of 100% Organic and non-GMO barley and wheat.

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • 45% ABV

  • Barrel rested small-batch whiskey made from a blend of 100% Organic & non-GMO Barley & Wheat aged 53-gallon New American Oak barrels from Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, KY 

  • Distilled, Aged and Bottled in Charlotte, NC

  • Crafted with exceptionally pure spring water from the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Ever so slightly filtered using a paper filtration process rather than the more invasive process of chill filtering

  • No coloring or flavoring of any kind added to the finish. We stand by the quality of ingredients in our whiskey

  • Bronze Medal Winner 2017 (San Francisco Spirits Competition)

TASTE PROFILE

  • Nose: Mildly spicy, buttery leather, heather flowers.

  • Palate: Fresh oak, green tobacco, honey, honey suckle

  • Finish: Warm oak, cherry, Butterscotch

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Salamander Gluten-Free Vodka. Named after the legend passed down in the Blue Ridge Mountains that a Salamander was a sign of purity, Salamander is a corn-based high quality, gluten free vodka made from exceptionally pure spring water from the Blue Ridge Mountains. But our water isn’t the only thing that is pure, so are our intentions. We believe in paying it forward. A $1 from each bottle sold will be directly re-invested into regional charities.  

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • 40% ABV | Corn based (Tennessee sourced)

  • Gravity filtered through 36 inches of activated charcoal

  • 7x Distilled for exceptional purity

  • Crafted w/ artisanal spring water from Blue Ridge Mountains

  • Winner "50 Best Vodkas" 2017

TASTE PROFILE

  • Nose: Lemon, spicy citrus, kiwi, cantaloupe, bright, uplifting

  • Palate: grapefruit peel, sweet hint of banana pudding

  • Finish: Orange blossom, savory herb, wheat stalk, poblano 

Salamander Vodka got its name from the old folk lore that if you find a salamander in your water, then you know it's extremely pure water.

 
 
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Drumlish Poteen Carolina Whiskey

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • Barley, Wheat 

  • 50% ABV

Nose: burnt honey, peach, apricot, lemon zest, sweet floral, grass clippings, wet soil, earthy, slate
Palate: Peach, citrus, orange peel, corn, vegetal. grain, coffee, nutty, spice, wood, earthy, complex, silky
Finish: Peach, bay leaves, pine, earthy, smooth, mellow

 
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Newest to the GWR family, our gin proudly carries the 704 name that reflects the queen city’s well known area code. Coming to the shelves just in time for those deliciously refreshing warm weather cocktails. 704 gin is a spirit that will complement any luxurious libation or pair immaculately well with some tonic and a fresh rosemary sprig. This is a new wave botanical forward gin that predominantly showcases citrus and lemongrass notes, with a soft juniper finish. It is now available in ABC stores for purchase, a few restaurants in the charlotte area, and our new location in Noda for in house enjoyment or to go. Join us in raising your glass to supporting local businesses and proudly representing Charlotte's 704 strength. 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

  • 88 proof 44% ABV 

  • Neutral grain spirit base 100% corn 

  • Vapor infusion of botanicals

  • West coast style, new wave gin 

  • Proofed with pure reverse osmosis filtered water

  • Lightly paper filtered for a clean and crisp flavor 

 

TASTE PROFILE

 

Nose: citrus, orange peel and fresh squeezed lime, light herbal spices

Palate:  clean and crisp, herbs complemented by heavy citrus notes, piney tingle

Finish: smooth, sage and grapefruit, slight juniper berry finish