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Distillery & Custom Cocktails on the Outer Banks

Buffalo City Distillery is named for the former Dare County logging town of Buffalo City, a legendary hotspot for finely crafted Prohibition-era moonshine. Buddy Byrum and his wife, Sharon, opened this modern, state-of-the-art distillery in the fall of 2022. They not only distill whiskey and vodka, but also grow their own grains on their farmland near Lake Mattamuskeet. Byrum says growing their own grains in the rich Blacklands of Hyde County adds a unique terroir to their spirits. In addition to classic vodkas and whiskeys, they distill flavored varieties like Blood Orange Vodka, Toasted Coconut Vodka, Crisp Apple Whiskey and Honey Roasted Almond Whiskey. Before officially opening the distillery, Byrum distilled bourbon, which is now primed and ready for drinking. Buffalo City’s farm-to-bottle spirits can be found in ABC stores and at their tasting room in Point Harbor, just over the bridge from Kitty Hawk. They are actually able to sell their bottles on Sundays, the days that ABC stores are closed in North Carolina. Their tasting room is a popular gathering spot, and there is often something fun going on here, from tastings and tours to live music, trivia nights and special events.