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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When Tito started the distillery, his dog Jo was right by his side. Southern Living, "Tito's Handmade Vodka Helps Abandoned Animals Find Loving Homes," 29 June 2018 Mouta is aiming for a mix of other retail on the second floor — possibly a coffee shop, a wine bar or distillery, and booths selling flowers, stationery and jewelry. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Developer Plans Elaborate Food Market For Hartford's Parkville Neighborhood," 23 May 2018 The good news is that there’s a ton of great bourbon available at a relatively low price point, from old school deep cuts to newer distilleries (even outside of Kentucky!). Paula Forbes, GQ, "These Are the Best Bourbons Under $50," 9 Mar. 2018 Regarding tasting rooms for wineries, breweries and distilleries, the committee has proposed relaxing its rules to allow facilities to offer customers sampling as well as the purchase of beverages for on-site consumption. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "Will County addresses growing demand for barn weddings, beekeeping and tasting rooms," 11 July 2018 Macallan whiskies were already pretty collectible, but the distillery’s newest release is even more so: each bottle has its own unique number, just like a piece of fine art. Emily Price, Fortune, "Macallan's Latest $7,000 Whisky Will Be Sold in Numbered Bottles," 28 June 2018 After a tornado ripped through the distillery's storied 1881 warehouse in 2006, the bourbon barrels inside were exposed to the elements for quite a while, creating a different flavor profile. Sarah Riley And Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "From 'bourbonado' to big spills: Kentucky's historic bourbon disasters," 22 June 2018 The distillery is on 196 acres, and there are more than two dozen barrel aging warehouses. New York Times, "Thousands of Bourbon Barrels Come Crashing Down in Kentucky," 22 June 2018 The rickhouse will store up to 18,000 barrels of the distillery's bourbon and rye whiskey that will be released in 2019. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Despite trade tariffs, Newport's New Riff Distilling ready to unveil bourbon," 18 June 2018

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1758, in the meaning defined above

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

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