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

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The distillery offers a limited number of spots for regular tours. Akira Kyles, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "New Maryland law opens up MISCellaneous and Patapsco distilleries to selling cocktails in Carroll County," 24 July 2019 The distillery’s location by the sea imparts briny seaweed notes, but the spirit’s taste is distinctly floral with slate minerality. chicagotribune.com, "How the Haitian spirit clairin is more like mezcal than rum," 9 July 2019 The distinct smell of cooking and fermenting grain wafting down the street is enough to drive hordes to the distillery daily. al.com, "Take a luxury camping trip to the Great Smoky Mountains," 9 July 2019 Despite those efforts, officials said on Sunday that people using the Kentucky River will keep seeing -- and smelling -- more dead and dying fish as runoff from the distillery flows into the river. Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, "The Kentucky River is brimming with dead fish following a fire at a Jim Beam warehouse," 7 July 2019 The idea for the distillery was born in 2006 at Union Square Cafe in New York City, where Galsworthy and Hall were knocking back martinis. Alyson Krueger, Town & Country, "Sipsmith Gin is the Only Gin Served in the House of Commons," 2 July 2019 The distillery is filled with 1920s-era antiques and Etheridge has put thought into every detail. Emmakate Austin, sun-sentinel.com, "Steel Tie Spirits distillery in West Palm Beach rich in history," 1 July 2019 Following the original spill, the Energy and Environment Cabinet issued a notice of violation to the distillery on June 29. Benjamin Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "It's been a year since Kentucky's huge bourbon barrel spill. What's changed?," 21 June 2019 The distillery has released a single malt whiskey made in collaboration with Sutherland, a professed whiskey aficionado. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Chef Justin Sutherland gets his own signature whiskey from Tattersall," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of distillery

1758, in the meaning defined above

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

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