Gin, Whiskey,
and Community Spirit


Oak and Grist Distillery is committed to creating uniquely Appalachian spirits by supporting local and regional farmers, businesses, and nonprofits. As one of western North Carolina’s only 100% grain-to-glass distilleries, we can say that our spirits are truly handmade and that our partnerships distinguish us from other spirits.

From wild-harvested sumac to locally grown and malted barley, the ingredients used in our spirits are without a doubt what gives them an ethos and identity worth more than just one taste.

We're just as committed to the community as we are to the craft. For every product released, a portion of our profits is donated to a partnered local non-profit. These partnerships allow us to help shape a stronger bond to the people and places that surround us. It is after all these same things that inspire our adventure.

“My moral compass is uncomplicated. Take care of each other.”

 - William Goldberg, founder of Oak and Grist


Riverbend Malt House

By sourcing grain from within 500 miles of their facility and using traditional floor malting techniques, Riverbend produces high quality full character malt for a range of regional business including spirits, beer, and chocolate. Their commitment to local comes with the added benefit of decreasing the carbon footprint of their products made from their malt. 

Asheville Spirits

Kelvin Cooperage

After more than 50 years of supplying new and used barrels, the family owned Kelvin Cooperage understands the influence that their barrels bring to the spirits that are matured in them. Your favorite whisky would not be what it is without companies like Kelvin Cooperage.

North Carolina Spirits

Black water Barrels

By harvesting the oak for their barrels from southern forests an milling in North Carolina, Black Water barrels provides us with an opportunity to create a whisky that is truly an expression of place.

Asheville Non-profit


“In the pursuit of a community free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy, and education.” 


Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

“Since 1974, over 75,000 acres of unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation have been permanently protected in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.”