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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Suerte found the stone for its tahona in a quarry down the street from their distillery. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Two-Ton Stone That's Made Tequila for Centuries," 28 Nov. 2018 The distillery will open with wine-barrel-aged bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin and select liquors and brandy. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Progressive Field eats, City Works beer bar, Gervasi Vineyard project - WTAM beer-food talk," 4 Apr. 2018 The eight active distilleries that make up the island also happen to make a perfect pilgrimage for whisky lovers. Nate Erickson, Esquire, "There Are Eight Reasons to Visit This Scottish Island. All of Them Are Booze.," 8 Mar. 2018 Try more than 150 sweet and savory cocktails from local distilleries. azcentral, "A guide to all spring festivals in Phoenix from April through May," 6 Mar. 2018 Tours and tastings, usually led by distillery owners Amy and Fred Foley, are also casual affairs. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Washington, D.C.," 24 July 2018 The menu is separated by the types of spirits made by the distillery: vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Micah Olson gets behind the bar of Arizona Distilling Co.'s new cocktail lounge," 27 June 2018 Order the Artichoke Fonduta, which has a creamy béchamel sauce finished in the distillery’s wood burning stove and served with a fresh baguette. Joe Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle, "One Day, One Place: Etna, California," 8 June 2018 Tasting rooms do not serve beer, wine or spirits not made by the distillery. Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "Highlandtown's Old Line Spirits to open first full-service bar inside a city distillery in early June," 22 May 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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