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The Billfish Foundation and Cape Fear Distillery Partner

September,  2023

The BILLFISH Foundation proudly announces a new Corporate Conservation Partner - Cape Fear Distillery.

Portions of the sales of Cape Fear Distillery's BillFish Tequila are donated to The Billfish Foundation for billfish conservation. 

Help TBF advance billfish conservation by purchasing and enjoying BillFish Tequila and by joining TBF.


Beach Blast Wins Double Golds

November, 2022

Beach Blast Coconut Rum Cream wins not one but TWO Double Gold Medals in 2022 PR%F Awards!

Food and Beverage Magazine is the absolute go-to media source for restaurant, hospitality and beverage industries with more than 14 million readers each month.  The magazine's PR%F Awards in the largest spirits competition in the USA.

We are honored to receive two double gold medals for our amazing new Beach Blast Coconut Rum Cream!

Have a BLAST with Beach Blast!


Cape Fear Spirts Available at Emeril's

December, 2022

Emeril Lagasse is a chef, restaurateur, television personality and author known to food-loving Americans everywhere. His restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. We’re honored that Cape Fear Distillery’s spirits are now available at Emeril’s Coastal in Destin, Florida. When you’re in the panhandle, visit Emeril’s Coastal and enjoy a bountiful variety of nearby fresh Gulf seafood complemented by delicious Cape Fear Distillery spirits. Cheers and thanks, Emeril!


Maritime Gin Featured

June, 2022

Cape Fear Maritime Gin featured in national publication, Pr%f Magazine!

Alex Munroe, Owner of Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery, LLC, ( first noticed a rise in the demand for gin in 2014. He believes this resulted from millennials’ seeking a smooth and refreshing alternative to vodka and heavier whiskeys. Munroe stated, “By itself, gin has a powerful juniper taste that doesn’t necessarily hold universal appeal. However, when mixed into cocktails, the spirit lends itself to other exquisitely delightful flavors. As such, gin is more relevant today as newcomers discover the benefits of its flexibility.”

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Cape Fear Rum on Carnival!

March 22nd, 2022

Carnival Cruise Line Chooses Cape Fear Rum!

All Aboard!  Cape Fear Distillery is excited to announce that our Cape Fear Rum has been selected to sail on Carnival Cruise Line starting March 22, 2022!  Cape Fear Rum will onboard 22 Carnival ships to start the spring cruise season the the "World's Most Popular Cruise Line."

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Buccaneer Cup

January 19th-22nd, 2022

The Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament is one of the oldest and most prestigious billfish tournaments in the country. Cape Fear Distillery is proud to be the newest sponsor of the tournament!

We are thrilled to partner with international marine wildlife artist, Steve Goione, to bring our GameFish Vodka to each registered team!

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Conine All-Star Golf Classic

Gamefish Vodka

Cape Fear Distillery and GameFish Vodka were honored to be on site at the Ft. Lauderdale Country Club Monday, January 17th, supporting the 28th Annual Conine All-Star Golf Classic benefitting the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital!

This golf tournament is the most prestigious golf tournament in South Florida and served over 800 families this year while their children are being treated at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

We were at all the bars and on the golf course serving our Cape Fear Spirits!


SPIRITS WE LOVE: Six Sexy Must Try Vodkas For Fall

OCTOBER 7, 2021



Gamefish Vodka

Elizabethtown, North Carolina

Cape Fear Distillery teamed up with international marine wildlife artist Steve Goioneto to present Gamefish. “Clean as a whistle,” this “creamy, full-bodied vodka” has a “grain forward character” with hints of “berries, citrus, and wheat cracker” on the palate and a “tight mineral finish reminiscent of wet stones.” Bonus! A portion of sales is donated to Munroe’s Cape Fear Distillery Conservation Foundation, supporting U.S. coastal ecological initiatives.


GameFish™ Vodka Wins Two National Awards

John Barleycorn has spoken! We’re honored to announce that GameFish Vodka won a Gold medal for Taste in the 2021 Spring John Barleycorn Awards! Each entry was blind-tasted and scored on a 100-point scale for appearance, aroma, taste and finish. Awards were determined based on points. As the judges stated on the taste, “Clean as a whistle. As a vodka should be. Very nice.”

GameFish Vodka also won the John Barleycorn Gold medal for label Design as “An excellent product meeting very high standards.”

The John Barleycorn Society is an assemblage of the world’s top journalists and spirits industry professionals who foster a modern approach to recognizing excellence in the spirits industry from seed to glass. Taste, print and digital marketing, package design, public relations, journalism, social media, event production and filmmaking are some of the general categories judged by John Barleycorn select panels. 


Border Belt Independent Features Alex Munroe and Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery

The Border Belt Independent published a story Monday about the state of the Bladen County economy. In this story, we show how one Bladen County businessman has taken an abandoned property and turned it into a thriving business.

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Great American International Spirits Award

Normally we wouldn’t brag about a Silver medal, but when you’re a new brand in an International Competition and up against the world’s best, it’s hard to be humble!

Cape Fear Distillery’s Cape Fear Rum is honored to take the Silver Medal in The Great American International Spirits Competition!  The competition’s judges from across the world included the most influential people in the spirits industry, including Master Distillers, Certified Spirits Educators, Brand Ambassadors, retailers, importers and spirits industry writers and consultants. Each spirit was blind judged and based on its own merit — its presence, balance and character.

According to Cape Fear Distillery owner, Alex Munroe, “It took over a year to develop the final recipe for our rum, but the hard work paid off. Like all of our spirits, we wanted to make Cape Fear Rum drinkable neat, so the result was a smooth, easy-finishing rum with hints of butter rum and coconut. To take a Silver Medal in such a prestigious international competition right out of the gate is kind of unheard of… we’re very honored!” 


Food & Beverage Magazine

Food and Beverage Magazine has been the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry's #1 national resource for over 20 years. With Founding Advisory Board members such as WolfGang Puck, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Robin Leach, the magazine boasts almost 10 million viewers each month.  It's quite an honor for Cape Fear Distillery's Maritime Gin to be featured in this months edition. 


Our State Magazine

Since 1933, Our State magazine has celebrated the very best of North Carolina from the mountains to the coast through lively storytelling and stunning photography, reflecting North Carolina’s beauty, nature, nostalgia, food and travel. Our State has over 1,100,000 readers across the USA and the world, the largest paid circulation of any North Carolina magazine and the second largest circulation of any privately published magazine in the country.

Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery is honored to grace the pages of Our State’s August edition in an article titled, “The Belle of Bladen County.” Check it out!



Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Announces 2020 Award Winners




Cape Fear Distillery Gets Creative and Innovative Making Hand Sanitizer



Coronavirus: Hand Sanitizer Made Locally by Cape Fear Distillery



Cape Fear Maritime Gin Gains National Recognition



First Legal Bottle of Alcohol Distilled in Bladen County



Update from U.S. Rep. David Rouzer



Cape Fear Winery Donates to Bladen and Brunswick Sherrifs



Distillery Switches Gear to Make Sanitizer



Alex Munroe Named UNCP Business Person of the Year

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