dis·​till·​ery | \ di-ˈsti-lə-rē How to pronounce distillery (audio) , -ˈstil-rē \
plural distilleries

Definition of distillery

: the works where distilling (as of alcoholic liquors) is done

Examples of distillery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who spend time in whisky distilleries in the past may have encountered a furry friend or two— diligent distillery cats making the rounds on the prowl for rodents attracted to the barley. Leslie Wu, Forbes, 1 June 2021 That means that most of the canned cocktails produced in Utah are sold at the individual distillery where they are made. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2021 Along with the interest in sipping whisky (and whiskey), distillery travel has grown in popularity. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2021 Both have yellow labels, both are offering the same three kinds of tequila, and both even make their tequila at the same Mexican distillery. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 21 May 2021 Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, seized the bottles at a distillery plant in western Ukraine. Yulia Drozd, ABC News, 16 May 2021 The craft distillery menu will feature four spirits — vodka, rum, oaked rum and gin — as well as cocktails, small bites and charcuterie. Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal, 6 May 2021 One option could be to partner with an existing distillery. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2021 Sparked by conversations with winemakers and distillery managers in the region, Pasteur became interested in the question of why certain foods and liquids spoiled. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of distillery

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of distillery was in 1758

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4 Jun 2021

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“Distillery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distillery. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of distillery

: a place where alcoholic drinks (such as whiskey) are produced

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