‘End of Days’: New Wilmington distillery now open in the Cargo District

End of Days Distillery, Wilmington’s first grain-to-glass distillery is now open.

A new distillery in the Cargo District in Wilmington is now open.

End of Days Distillery, Wilmington’s first grain-to-glass distillery will opened to the public on February 1st.

End of Days Distillery has a focus on ultra-premium and limited-release spirits.

(Source: End of Days Distillery)
(Source: End of Days Distillery)

“End of Days will debut their Port of Entry line of spirits with the initial launches of their Port of Entry Vodka and Port of Entry Rum, followed soon after by Port of Entry Gin and a line of barrel aged spirits including whiskey, rye and barrel-rested gin,” according to a press release from the distillery.

Shane Faulkner, founder of End of Days Distillery says they’re ready to make their mark on Wilmington’s growing beverage scene with spirits made in a pre-Prohibition style.

“Each of our spirits is made from the finest grains available, and our barrels are toasted to perfection giving each of our barrel aged and barrel rested spirits a distinct flavor,” Faulkner said. “And since everything is sourced from right here in the Carolina’s, every bottle we make will have a taste of home.”

End Of Day’s (EOD’s) Port of Entry Vodka and Rum are currently available at select ABC Stores in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties. Soon however, bottles from EOD’s barrel-aging and Solara-aging programs will be available for purchase in ABC Stores and as limited-release bottles available exclusively in the tasting room. They plan to then extend this into ABC stores across NC in early 2020 and then be on shelves in neighboring states by late 2020.

EOD also plans to release the following soon:

  • Port of Entry Gin
  • Navy Strength Gin
  • American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Barrel-Aged Rye Whiskey
  • Barrel-rested Gin
  • A line of homemade tonics and bitters
  • Personalized gin tastings and botanical blending.

So where did the name “End of Days” come from?

EOD inside space (Source: End of Days)
EOD inside space (Source: End of Days)

Faulkner said he was sitting around a fire one evening with friends and family when the inspiration for the distillery came to him.

“As they talked over everything from friendship to love to kids to the drinks they shared, he noticed everyone concluded with ‘At the end of the day…’ a phrase that resonated in him, perfectly summing up the moment,” the press release said.

Faulkner got to work using his home-brewing background and a palate for fine spirits to begin creating the recipes that would “recreate that moment.”

“End of Days’ spirits are distilled with the finest grains and water available, and are crafted with an artisan’s attention, making each glass a conversation starter and a perfect way to end the day.”

End of Days Distillery is located at 1815 Castle St. in Wilmington.

For more information, visit their website here.


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