dis·​till·​ery di-ˈsti-lə-rē How to pronounce distillery (audio)
plural distilleries
: the works where distilling (as of alcoholic liquors) is done

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Uncle Nearest is a distillery and brand named after the man who is now credited with teaching Jack Daniel how to make whiskey and being the first Black master distiller. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Nov. 2022 The winery and distillery are open noon to 5 p.m. daily. Kristine M. Kierzek, Journal Sentinel, 1 Nov. 2022 Campari Group made a big splash when entering the bourbon segment in 2009 with its acquisition of the Wild Turkey brand and distillery in Kentucky. Bruce Schreiner, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2022 Whiskey wonks will appreciate the 45-minute tour at the tasting room and distillery 18 miles to the north. Amelia Arvesen, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2022 Here, the distillery and Amphitheater General Manager Gabe Pellicer created Sing Out Loud, a free concert series designed to boost tourism and support local musicians. John Mccarthy, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 The team at the distillery makes rum, aquavit, gin and, of course, whiskey, including bourbon and different types of malt whiskey. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2022 Get your card punched at least five times and turn it in at the distillery before November ends to get 15 percent off any Loggerhead product. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Nov. 2022 Casey unofficially retired from the bootlegging profession but continued to build stills, including a desktop still currently on display at the distillery. courier-journal.com, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of distillery was in 1758

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“Distillery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distillery. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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dis·​till·​ery dis-ˈtil-(ə-)rē How to pronounce distillery (audio)
plural distilleries
: a place where distilling especially of alcoholic liquors is done

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