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Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO)

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Great tour for out of towners must do

This was a great tour and I learned a lot about the science of distillery which was really cool... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
Renee P
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Mansfield, Ohio
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Fun & informative

A friend and I did the distillery tour. We learned interesting tidbits about distilling, farming... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
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About
The only USDA certified and fully-local spirits distillery in the U.S.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
505C W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2315
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+1 919-699-8703
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

On the website it says you can walk in between 9-5 Mon-Fri. We tried to go on a Thursday afternoon but it wasn't open. The parking is only paid parking so we had to pay to park before we tried the door. Lesson learned. Call...More

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

We're so sorry we missed you! The distillers were in the back and did not hear the doorbell. Give me a shout and we'll make sure we're waiting on you for another visit; we'll give ya something a little special as an apology. Esteban (919)...More

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

This was a great tour and I learned a lot about the science of distillery which was really cool. Tastings are always a nice added bonus but if you go thinking you’ll get a free buzz think again. It’s not that kind of tour for...More

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed our distillery tasting tour. Cheers!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

A friend and I did the distillery tour. We learned interesting tidbits about distilling, farming, cocktail ideas, etc. I love hearing people talk about something they know about and are passionate about. It was entertaining and inspiring. At the end of the tour we sampled...More

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our distillery tasting tour! We appreciate your support, and if you're back in Chapel Hill, the next tour is on us. Esteban

Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is not the Top of The Hill brewery or restaurant so don't expect fancy or meals. This is the organic distillery. TOPO distills organic wheat into vodka, whisky and rum. We made an appointment ahead of time and were immediately served a local brewed...More

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our tour and tasting! Thanks for visiting, we appreciate your support. Esteban

Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

You have to take the tour it was so much fun and the tasting was nice .Our tour guide gave a lot of good information and made the entire experience fun ,,,go on living social to save money on tour

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2016

Anthony, We're so glad you enjoyed your tour. We appreciate your supper - Drink Local! Esteban

Reviewed August 16, 2016

This distillery tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to provide so much information about the history of the distillery and the distillery process. The samples were generous and our guide even gave us some TOPO beer to start off. We...More

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Esteban M, Manager at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Jennifer, Thanks for the awesome review, we're so glad you enjoyed your distillery tour! We appreciate your support. Drink Local! Esteban

Reviewed May 2, 2016

Esteban was an awesome "spirit guide" for our group of 18 people (all in their mid to upper 20s). He was extremely knowledgeable of the distilling process and gave excellent insider tips on what to look for in products in the market. He was very...More

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

Brianna, It was great to host y'all! We appreciate the awesome review and your support - Drink Local! Esteban

Reviewed February 9, 2016

In my opinion this is the best bar in Chapel Hill. They serve an amazing range of craft beers, which are brewed on their premises. Be sure not to miss out on the Blueberry Wheat beer!

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Top of The Hill Restaurant & Brewery! And, yes, the Blueberry Wheat is quite awesome, thanks! Esteban

Reviewed February 3, 2016

This was such a great way to start out our trip in Chapel Hill! The information on the distillery and the process was so interesting, and the tour/tasting was awesome. So happy to bring some of these great spirits back from the trip.

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Esteban M, Owner at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed the tour, and thank you so much for buying our spirits. Cheers! Esteban

Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were in Chapel Hill for a sporting event at UNC. We ate at the Top of the Hill and the food was excellent! Our group tried several of the beer choices and no one was disappointed. Close enough that we could park nearby and...More

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Esteban M, Manager at Top of the Hill Distillery (TOPO), responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Thanks for the awesome review, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience at The Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Esteban

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