Missouri Ridge Distillery

Missouri Ridge Distillery & Brewery is Branson’s only grain-to-bottle distillery and it’s first brewery. We offer our time-honored and award-winning whiskies, moonshines, beer, and BBQ.  Come see for yourself why our premium products are sure to please even the most discerning palate.

Our Story

by M. Gregory Pope

Let me introduce myself. I am M. Gregory Pope, Master Distiller & Brew Master at Missouri Ridge Distillery & Brewery. My wife Jolie and I founded Missouri Ridge Distillery in 2015. We are a mom & pop, family-owned, small batch, artisan distillery nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Branson, Missouri.

As a third-generation distiller, I am proudly following in my grandfather’s footsteps, who serves as my inspiration. As Master Distiller, my goal is to continue my family’s legacy of producing high-quality small batch spirits.

Missouri Ridge Distillery is Missouri’s most awarded distillery, receiving multiple national and international awards. We utilize our state-of-the-art equipment to hand craft the best products possible.

The Ozark Mountains are known for their deep limestone base, which produces some of the best water in the world. Our water profile is a near perfect match to the water found in the Scottish Highlands, as we are both situated on 1000’-plus limestone mountains. This, along with my family’s time-honored recipes and high-quality ingredients sourced from American farmers, allows Missouri Ridge Distillery & Brewery to offer you spirits with the best aroma and flavor of any available on the market.

Tours & Tastings

Guests of Missouri Ridge Distillery & Brewery can enjoy tasting throughout the day. Our tours are impromptu and based on staff availability. When you come to visit us, all you need to do is ask. If possible, one of us will be happy to take you or your group on a tour through our operation.


If you’re planning a trip to see us on a Friday or Saturday, then save your tastebuds and appetite for our BBQ. We believe it’s some of the best BBQ you will ever taste.

Distiller Greg Pope has been smoking BBQ for more than 40 years. He has perfected his own dry-rub and uses the post-distillation wash remaining in his stills as the base for his amazing BBQ sauce. When asked if the BBQ is any good, Master Distiller Greg likes to tease his guests by telling them, “My BBQ is better than yours.” He always gets a laugh…


In 2019, Greg & Jolie expanded their portfolio, adding a brewery license to the facility, spending most of 2020 building out the brewery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, plans were delayed for most of the year. With the pandemic subsiding, the brewery will officially launch in the Spring of 2021.

Live Entertainment

Missouri Ridge Distillery & Brewery offers live entertainment most weekends during the summer. Check our Facebook page for updates.

Hand Sanitizer

The COVID-19 pandemic hit us all extremely hard in the early months of 2020. Missouri Ridge Distillery partnered with SME to help serve the needs of our friends and families by becoming the state’s largest producer of hand sanitizer. We produced 54,000 gallons of hand sanitizer and got it into the hands of those who needed it most. We provided hand sanitizer to Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Thirsty Yet?

Visit Missouri Ridge Distillery

If you’re looking for some of the best whiskey, moonshine, beer and BBQ the area has to offer, then join at Missouri Ridge Distillery. We proudly serve customers from all over the world.

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