dis·till·ery | \ di-ˈsti-lə-rē , -ˈstil-rē \
plural distilleries

Definition of distillery 

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

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Today, the remaining speakeasies openly celebrate their legacy, Half Moon Bay boasts its own distillery, and cocktail devotees have their choice of oases to raise a glass at day’s end. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Where to watch the sunset with a cocktail around Half Moon Bay," 11 July 2018 After years of incubation, the team behind the 8th Wonder Brewery on the east side of downtown Houston is opening its distillery to the public this week. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "8th Wonder Brewery's distillery opens to the public this week," 2 July 2018 His distillery spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the past year expanding its European presence. Bruce Schreiner, USA TODAY, "European Union tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers," 21 June 2018 New Riff opened its distillery and tasting room four years ago at 24 Distillery Way in Newport across from the Party Source. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Despite trade tariffs, Newport's New Riff Distilling ready to unveil bourbon," 18 June 2018 In other business, the council could give initial approval of a zoning code amendment to allow craft breweries, wineries and distilleries in the industrial area on Newport's west side to offer small tasting rooms for onsite consumption. Hillary Davis, latimes.com, "Newport Beach City Council to discuss apparent e-mail leak with city attorney," 5 May 2018 Guests can try selections from Arizona breweries, wineries and distilleries. Laura Latzko, azcentral, "Tempe Festival of the Arts brings music, food, fun to Mill Avenue," 19 Mar. 2018 In addition to fully customizable winery tours, this outfit provides trips to regional breweries and distilleries. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Plan a tour of Texas Hill Country wineries and leave the driving to the pros," 4 June 2018 Bishop’s story went viral after a video circulated on June 3 appeared to show him dropping a handgun while performing a backflip in Denver’s Mile High Spirits distillery. Eli Meixler, Time, "The FBI Agent Accused of Accidental Shooting During a Backflip Has Been Arrested," 13 June 2018

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of distillery was in 1758

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

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