A place with character, built by a character.
Ollie Mulligan is a throwback to another time and place. A native of County Kildare, Ireland, Ollie hails from a long history of whiskey makers – some more infamous than others, but all with a passion for distilling small batch spirits. Ollie opened The Great Wagon Road Distilling Company to continue the tradition of distilling right here in Charlotte. Walk into the distillery, or the bar, or talk to the man himself. Taste the hand crafted spirits and you can tell that the whiskey business is Ollie’s calling.
Not only is Great Wagon Road the oldest distillery in Mecklenburg County; it’s the first one in North Carolina to have its own bar, The Broken Spoke. So we’ve got the best of both worlds, and some of the best spirits from around the world all in one place. Add some warm Irish hospitality to the mix and you’ve got a spot unlike any other in the Carolinas. Come have a drink, take a tour, and make yourself at home at Great Wagon Road.
We offer a number of classes, off-site tastings, and private tours that can be custom-tailored to birthdays, corporate retreats, and bachelor(ette) outings, available Monday through Saturday.