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Ryan & Wood, Inc. Distilleries

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Address: 15 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-281-2282
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Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: Come visit and tour our craft distillery, the first legal distillery on...
Come visit and tour our craft distillery, the first legal distillery on the North Shore since Prohibition! See firsthand how fine hand crafted spirits are made in our beautiful copper pot Still. Learn how we ferment, distill, barrel age and bottle our Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum and Ryan & Wood family of Whiskies. All done on site. The tour, usually guided by Kathy or Bob Ryan, is free and lasts about an hour. Perfect for a quick stop before lunch. We are a hidden gem, just minutes from other Gloucester attractions. Scheduled Tours: Monday,Wednesday,Friday and Saturday, 10:00am and 1:00pm. Call for Private/Group Tours. Check our website for more information.
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A New Appreciation

This place is all about local business and making Gloucester the best place to visit. The R&W Distillery is a learning facility which made my family appreciate the art of alcohol... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is all about local business and making Gloucester the best place to visit. The R&W Distillery is a learning facility which made my family appreciate the art of alcohol production. Yes, there are tastings so be prepared for your taste buds to explode with flavor. This is only distributed locally so enjoy it if you can. If you... More 

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Agawam
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went for the tour. The owner, Kathy, was very very personable and knowledgeable about the US history of distilling. After the tour, we sampled their spirits. Even though I don't like gin, I did try a sip. I still don't like it. Their rum was good, but I prefer white rum. Vodka was good. Bought a bottle of that. I... More 

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This tour was conducted by one of the most knowledgeable individuals I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. One of the owners of the distillery and a native to the area, she was able to give a full experience not only of the delicious products they produce but of the surrounding area as well. Visiting the Boston area... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ryan and Wood is not my first distillery, but certainly the most interesting I have visited. Where else can you get a detailed explanation of all the critical steps in making consistent and good tasting spirits, a process that takes, for the barrel aged spirits (rum, rye, single malt whiskey) years before you really know what you've made? This small... More 

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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This one hour tour is very interesting. Kathy, the owner, gives a detailed explanation of how the company makes, vodka, gin, rye and whiskey. Not only is there a tour of the facility, there's a tasting at the end. The place is off the beaten path but worth finding.

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Odessa, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Learned a lot about distilling for sure. Its a small place but they have a ton of knowledge about the industry. You get free samples afterward and get to see the impressive distiller and fermenting area.

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Vestal, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ok, it's pretty cool that it's a small family operation in competition with larger distilleries, and we're happy for them that they found a new business, but jeez, guys...this tour was drudgery. Here's the scenario: A husband and wife run the operation and the tour. She starts the tour by saying her husband isn't allowed to talk because he won't... More 

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Burtonsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a small and charming distillery. The owners are very knowledgeable and kind. We visited on a non-tour day, but we were still welcomed and even got our own private (modified) tour of the facilities. My ten-year-old got thirsty and was offered a juice box and water. We purchased some rum and gin to take home and were accidentally... More 

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144 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We arrived here on a Tuesday and found the doors locked. My husband called to see if they were open because he had seen it on a website that they were. The owner Kathy came and opened the doors for us anyway and let us take a peek around! We also got to taste the vodka, rums, and gin. Just... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

A free tour given by the owner of this local craft distillery! Informative and fun. She gives a great history of how they got into the business, the challenges they faced getting it off the ground, and the actual distilling process. Very interesting. We really like the vodka too. Lots of unusual souvenirs including old, flavored wooden barrel pieces, that... More 

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