The Spirit of Raleigh

At Loading Dock, we believe quality work is done best in the context of a diverse and supportive community.  Dock 1053 is full of entrepreneurs, forward thinkers, innovators and change-makers that we know and love. We think that you should know them too, which is why we're excited to share our Meet Our Neighbors blog series! Something special is happening on 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road. Come take a virtual stroll with us around The Dock and find out what makes this place so unique.

Aside from being an owner of a Distillery, I love anything that brings vibrancy to Raleigh and promotes Shop Local.
— Amanda Guillois

A little over three years ago a group of friends decided to partner together to give Raleigh its own hand-crafted spirit.  From there, Pinetop Distillery was born.  Although Pinetop is small scale, they pack a big punch.  While continuing to work their day jobs, the team has combined their efforts to create hand-crafted spirits that maintain the integrity of the land, celebrate the ingenuity of local farmers, and provide an authentic taste that is true to North Carolina. 

Different cities had their own spirit, but that was something Raleigh didn’t have. We’re Raleigh’s first gin, moonshine, and working toward becoming Raleigh’s first bourbon.
— Tom Sibrizzi

Pinetop proves that you don't have to sacrifice the integrity of natural products to create an even greater spirit. We love that our Neighbors have not only welcomed us into their unique process, but the Raleigh community as well.  

Head over to Dock 1053 and check them out! They operate on an open door policy Saturday's from 1 to 5. 

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