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Ryan & Wood, Inc. Distilleries

15 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-2282
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Ranked #3 of 20 activities in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Distilleries
Owner description: Come visit and tour our craft distillery, the first legal distillery on the North Shore since Prohibition! See firsthand how fine hand crafted spirits... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Ryan and Wood was empty when we arrived. Much to our surprise were still got a great tour with a tasting that lasted over tour hours, well beyond the norm since we were the only customers at the time. What a treat! We purchased the rye whiskey and vodka, and it was delicious.

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cranston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My husband is crazy about craft beers and micro breweries. We went on this tour for him and I found it interesting also.Our tour guide Cathy was very good and the distillery was impressive.The talk and tour takes about an hour.The tour is free and at the end there is a taste testing.My husbands favorite was the Folly Cove Rum.... More

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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Bob and Kathy Ryan have great passion for their business and are happy to share it with you during the tour. Highly suggest this tour as well as the gin and rum made there.

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Very informative tour and tasting at one of America's best craft distilleries. Tour was interesting and time appropriate. Sampling was fantastic. A must see when your in Cape Ann. This is the place to stop to stock up your liquor cabinet. I liked all I sampled. The Gin was unique, the Vodka was smooth, the Rum was delightful and the... More

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We did the tour several years ago, WOW we we impressed. Cathy was fantastic and we were hooked. Bob is has such a deep understanding of his business, I could talk with him all day. Now every year as we are leaving Cape Ann, we replenish our liquor cabinet with their fine products. My favorite is the Folly Cove Rum.... More

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North of Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Despite being from the North Shore of Boston, never knew about this hidden gem! Great story & tour, a fun time was had by all!

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited Ryan & Wood today with my wife and kids (over 21). We all really enjoyed the experience - from learning about the distilling process and sampling the four products made at R&W, to discussions about the local history. The tour was about an hour - and was one of the highlights of our visit. There was zero sales pitch... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Ryan and Woods Distillery A wet Saturday in May, no beach or boat day so we decided to go to visit Ryan and Woods in Gloucester. We live in town but did not have a chance to go before. It’s a must see. Cathy gave us a very informative tour and I learned a lot in the making of Vodka... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

I just took a tour here yesterday. It was a great way to spend a (free!) hour in Gloucester (especially if its cold/rainy). They make four different type of alcohol and will give you a small tasting of each at the end. My favorite was the gin. Kathy was leading the tour and she knew everything there is to know... More

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plattsburgh, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It was April so not a lot of tourists but a family member gave us a tour even though we were the only ones there. I never new so much was involved to start this kind of business. The make several kinds of liquor so there is something for everyone! Not of interest to children. and it is very small.... More

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