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Ryan & Wood Distilleries

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Wonderful staff & product

I stopped in here on my way to Rockport for supper out of curiosity. Tour days are mainly weekends... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Estero, Florida
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Fantastic tour by owner!!

My family and I showed on a non-tour day without knowing but the owner was happy to give us a quick... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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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...more
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15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930-2276
+1 978-281-2282
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in here on my way to Rockport for supper out of curiosity. Tour days are mainly weekends this time of year but the manager received me warmly, gave tasting sips of each products, and full explanations of their approach to each one. Good...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I showed on a non-tour day without knowing but the owner was happy to give us a quick tour. He was very welcoming, knowledgeable, and engaging. We loved chatting with him and learning more about his family and business. Thank you again...More

Thank deniseanderson2019
follycovekath, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed learning about the making of our "Spirit of Cape Ann" products!

Reviewed September 26, 2018

We stopped by and Kathy took the time to give us a personal tour (there were only two of us.) Learned so much at this small distillery and fell in love with their Knockabout Gin. Shiny equipment and clean work areas, even got to see...More

Thank LonnieGirl
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Visiting friends in Cape Ann and had opportunity to tour this local distillery. We were met by Kathy, who gave a thorough explanation as to how she and her husband went into the "spirits" business. Enjoyed hearing the history of distilling as well as the...More

Thank JMI720
follycovekath, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your tour of Ryan & Wood Distillery. Thanks for stopping in and for the kind words! Cheers, Kathy and Bob Ryan

Reviewed June 20, 2018

My husband and I stopped in on our way to Hammond Castle for a quick tour. Kathy wasn't available that day but her husband Bob stepped up to the plate. Four hours later we realized we were keeping him from his work! He was unbelievably...More

Thank Rosanne D
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We were planning on taking a tour but didn't get there in time. Kathy gladly accommodated us by giving us an impromptu tour, telling us all about how the whiskeys and gins are made. We were able to sample their products and got a few...More

Thank HappyTrails082013
Reviewed June 16, 2018

We called ahead to check they were open and for better directions. We arrived. Welcomed by Kathy Ryan of the ownership family. She showed us a few things but explained a great many more. What a depth of knowledge and passion for the family business....More

Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Owner gave the tour and was extremely informative. A little less facts and science and a few more antidotal stories would make this stop a bit more enjoyable.

Thank Martha B
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful visit to this distillery with friends that were visiting from Scotland. The tour is wonderful! Kathy is so knowledgeable and gave us a great history lesson and so much information on the distillery business. If you are in the area do not...More

Thank Travel_HeidiS
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

A very informative tour from Kath. Great little find which didn't disappoint. If your in the area it's a must visit. Family run business which has the personal touch. Passionate, descriptive and informative tour. Highly recommended.

Thank David N
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