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Ryan & Wood Distilleries

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Cape Ann Distillery Tour

Visiting friends in Cape Ann and had opportunity to tour this local distillery. We were met by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Hampshire

My husband and I stopped in on our way to Hammond Castle for a quick tour. Kathy wasn't available... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Rosanne D
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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follycovekath, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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
Reviewed August 19, 2017

The tour was the most arduous distillery tour I've ever been on. It was an hour before we actually tasted anything, and in the meantime we learned all sorts of minutiae from distilling to US tax policy. Our guide was friendly, but I sincerely needed...More

Thank Kevin G
follycovekath, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

As you noted in your review, we include a fair amount of local history as well the history of distilling as an educational aspect of our distillery tour. We do get many first time distillery visitors as well as some who've been to large facilities...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We were (really) early for the 1 p.m. tour so Bob Ryan showed us around and answered all our questions..what a wonderful place and the spirits were incredible. Left with some gin and whiskey! We will be looking for refills soon I'm sure! Thanks to...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We called to book a tour for a large family group and they were so accommodating. Bob gave the tour and it's evident that he loves his job, he was so informative and really kept us all engaged in the tour, including the kids.

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BeauportBobRyan, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thank you Libby S for your post. I hope the rest of your time on Cape Ann, Gloucester, was as enjoyable. See you next time, Bob Ryan.

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