KO Distilling

KO Distilling, Manassas: Hours, Address, KO Distilling Reviews: 5/5

KO Distilling
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1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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KO Distilling is an award-winning craft distillery in Historic Manassas, Virginia founded by former US Merchant Marines and Navy Reservists Bill Karlson and John O'Mara. We produce award-winning Bare Knuckle Whiskeys and Battle Standard 142 Gins. Our Bare Knuckle Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, and American whiskeys are distilled in state-of-the-art Vendome copper stills, aged onsite in new 53-gallon American white oak barrels, and made with 100% Virginia-grown grains. Our newest release, Distiller's Reserve Bourbon, is our first Bottled-in-Bond offering. Battle Standard 142 American Dry Style Gins are available in bold Navy Strength, classic Standard Strength, and oaky Barrel-Finished varieties. All of our award-winning spirits are certified Craft Distilled, Kosher, and Virginia's Finest, and they are never chill-filtered.
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Valerie C
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Couples
.What a great afternoon we had. I always wanted to visit This Distillery. It's very close to where we live in Herndon just never had the opportunity and decided that this would be a great adult family outing. We were not disappointed we had a private tour with Greg and learned everything about making bourbon gin and whiskey; it was very informative. We then spend some time tasting various cocktails and gins in The Tasting Room, exciting how different one particular Distillery can make one product three or four different ways. I highly recommend anyone passing through Manassas to take a detour and stop there. You'll be treated credibly well, and you will not be disappointed
Written October 18, 2020
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Thanks so much for your kind words! We are glad to hear that you all had a fun visit, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
Written October 19, 2020
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Jimmy Nguyen
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Friends
This was my first visit, and I’ll definitely will be coming back. Greg, Sarah and Amy provided us with the best experience we could have asked for with impeccable cocktail and detailed craft knowledge on whiskeys and gin.

If anyone is in the area please give this place a visit and ask for the Jimmy cocktail made by Greg!

Written August 29, 2020
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We feel so lucky to have such an awesome team behind the bar, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Cheers!
Written August 31, 2020
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Derek
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Friends
This was the most interesting and in-depth distillery tour I've been on, with passionate deep dives into the science of distilling and the history of KO. Our tour guide and server gave us what felt like a tailored experience. Their a la carte cocktails are especially delicious. Picked up an excellent cask strength 44 month wheat whiskey on the way out.
Written November 8, 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your whiskey tasting, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
Written December 9, 2020
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Dan M
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Couples
We did a Groupon for a tour and it was fun and informative. We then did a tasting flight. Greg Rixon was our tour guide and also came out to guide us through our tasting. We had no idea there was so much to know about the subtleties of tasting bourbon. It was a unique and wonder experience for anyone who wants appreciate the complexities and nuances of not only distillling but also enjoying drinking bourbon and whiskey.
Written April 10, 2021
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Thanks so much for leaving a review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tasting and your time with Greg; we feel lucky to have him on our team. Cheers!
Written April 12, 2021
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Michael Pfabe
Arlington, VA1 contribution
Five stars to Greg Rixon. His passion and in-depth knowledge kept us enthralled during a taste testing. He provided us a grand tour of the premises; we tried three samples and one cocktail. All tasted exceptionally well. Purchased a bottle of Bare Knuckle Rye Whiskey and eager to make a Manhattan or two..
Written November 1, 2020
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Thank you for sharing your experience! It's so great to hear that you had an outstanding visit with Greg, and we hope to see you again soon. Enjoy those Manhattans!
Written November 2, 2020
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J E
Fredericksburg, VA7,849 contributions
Friends
Very nice experience at this quaint distillery in Manassas. The staff was friendly and their drinks were nicely made. They have some light snacks, like Popcorn Monkey popcorn, which is pretty good. Be sure to make reservations, they were packed when we were there. Prices are fair too.
Written January 23, 2021
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and popcorn, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
Written February 1, 2021
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Rachael C
2 contributions
Couples
We came to try out the local bourbons. We tried the bourbon, whiskey and gins. Did not find one we disliked. They were pet friendly and brought out water bowls for our 2 dogs. They even custom made me a cocktail to meet my dietary restrictions. Excellent find!
Written April 8, 2021
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Cheers!
Written April 12, 2021
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MacnQ
Washington DC, DC91 contributions
Friends
Great place to try and buy various spirits such as gin, rye, and bourbon. Excellent staff and knowledgeable mixologists, that will make you a fine drink. Tours are also available certain days. Various items (t-shirts, shot glasses, flasks, hats) are also available for sale.
Written December 30, 2018
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jehenson81
Washington DC, DC22,128 contributions
Solo
This distillery is in an industrial area and wasn't too hard to find. I was greeted upon entering by the gentleman behind the bar. I had no interest in doing the tour ($6), but did want to do a tasting. They have two options the classic ($12) and the cocktail ($18). As they have 3 gins and 3 whiskeys to try and I am not a gin fan, I opted to do the cocktail tasting. They have you the alcohol separate from the cocktail and this allowed you to try the booze before mixing it in. Two of the gins were super strong and the white whiskey was more moonshine. The one gin, I really liked and the other two whiskeys were very nice. The two gentlemen working were so friendly and welcoming that it made for a great visit.
Written June 18, 2017
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Lucille C
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We had a great time. Our server (who was new) excitedly gave us the run down of the tasting the alchols in order to design the flights that we wanted. and that would be most appealing to us... He adequately described the taste of each whiskey, (bourbon) & gin and the blends we could have with each. The tour gude (who was a retired geological engineer) was extremely knowlegeable about how distilling is done and how each whiskey is produced... One can tell that he loves what he does (somminier of whiskey's) and thoroughly enjoys sharing anything you wish to know ... & educating visitors! Not only is K O Distillling a people-friendly place, but also a "Fido" friendly place! Thank you for such a wondrful and informative time....... We will definitely be coming back!
Written June 6, 2021
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KO Distilling is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM