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Blackwater Distilling & Tavern

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Another Fun Place on Kent Island

We had a good time our first trip there. The place looks great, very friendly bar tender and along... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2019
Kent Island, Maryland
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Excellent experience

We had a Groupon for a tour and tasting, but we will go back again soon without any extra... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2019
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Maryland's distilling roots run deep. Prior to Prohibition, Maryland proudly produced what was widely regarded to be the nation's finest whiskey, a distinct style called Maryland Rye. During the 13 years of Prohibition, Maryland's enterprising...more
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405 Cleat St, Stevensville, Kent Island, MD 21666-4049
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

We had a good time our first trip there. The place looks great, very friendly bar tender and along with their own distilled drinks they also have a lot of Maryland brewed beers and local wine. We're told they will be having outside seating soon...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank StriperHunter
ccook2016, Owner at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

Thanks so much for coming out! And yes, we're excited for what the warm weather will bring for the patio and planned outside activities. Stay tuned!

Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a Groupon for a tour and tasting, but we will go back again soon without any extra incentive. We enjoyed a very knowledge-packed tour by one of the owners, and we tasted SO many excellent varieties: vodka, whiskey, and rum. Wow! We are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Thank you for a great tour and tasting. Chris and Rocky were great hosts, and who wouldn’t love Jag! The spirits are fantastic! We learned a lot and laughed even more! Do yourself a favor and swing by and see them!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Did a real interesting tour of the facility. Nice sampling of the products they make. Workers are very nice. Ask about the naming of Betty Sloop...

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t want to sit around or go Black Friday shopping soooo...we went to the distillery!! Chris gave us a private tour and explained the differences between Vodka, Rum, and whisky. We tasted some amazing flavors!! We look forward to going back when they build...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ccook2016, Owner at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Thanks for stopping by, Jill, and we'll hope to see you all at the tavern! --Chris

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Yes, the place is small. No, it doesn't have the ambiance of a fancy winery. BUT, if you really want to learn about distilling and creating liquors, make sure to visit Blackwater Distilling. They are truly passionate about their craft, and it shows. You don't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZGeeM
Reviewed August 24, 2018

As part of some 'me-time' for my personal vacation enjoyment, I decided to hit up Blackwater Distilling to take the tour and I got my wife's cousin to come join me. When we went, their operations were still in the business park; I don't know...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

I love that this is a family owned and operated business, and they are going all out to make it an awesome place to visit! Right now, not so much to see. We did the sampling of all there spirits. Do love the COFFEE one!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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ccook2016, Owner at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Hi CandyPam55! We appreciate the kind words and, like you, eagerly anticipate our move to the tavern. Happy to hear you enjoyed the Picaroon Coffee Liqueur and look forward to five star reviews when you visit us at the new location! :)

Reviewed July 22, 2018

We never visited a distillery before but really enjoyed the tour. They charge $5 each and give you a shot glass for the tasting session. We learned a lot about the process and enjoyed some tastes of their libations We aren't liquor drinkers usually but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We came here couple yrs ago an it still is a good time. They really inform u on the latest distilling items an let u taste a little too. U can buy some them when u leave,keep u good work.

Date of experience: June 2018
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September 1, 2018|
Response from ccook2016 | Property representative |
We are open every day 12-5. Check out our Labor Day sale on Facebook as well!
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Andy K | Property representative |
Sorry this is late, but yes, please just show up a few minutes before the tour goes off (one on each hour, 12-4 right now)