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Ryan & Wood Distilleries

15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930-2276
+1 978-281-2282
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Fantastic experience

What a treat. It was neat to see the equipment and how the process works, but the owners really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wesley C
via mobile
Wonderful tour

We visited Ryan and Wood Distilleries this week for a tour and it was a fantastic experience! Kathy... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Julie P
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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 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.
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15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930-2276
+1 978-281-2282
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat. It was neat to see the equipment and how the process works, but the owners really brought it home. It is a small family owned distillery and they are really personable and take their time with you. Some distillery tours move you...More

Thank Wesley C
follycovekath, General Manager at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Wesley. Glad you enjoyed your time at Ryan & Wood. Hope to see you back again in the future!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We visited Ryan and Wood Distilleries this week for a tour and it was a fantastic experience! Kathy was just brilliant! Her knowledge and expertise combined with her passion, warmth and humour made it a wonderful visit. We met her husband Bob too, who also...More

Thank Julie P
BeauportBobRyan, Manager at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and your time spent in Gloucester!

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

What do you do on a rainy day in Gloucester? Definitely go here. Very friendly family owned business. Got the grand tour, labeled a bottle and tasted all the wonderful spirits! Very informative and interesting.

Thank Kim M
BeauportBobRyan, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Good morning Kim, Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time here at Ryan & Wood. It is always a treat for us to hear when folks had a good time. See you again, Cheers, Bob Ryan

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Holy Moly what a gem this place is. From what I understand, this place was created on hopes and dreams to make the town a better place. Bob greeted us and gave us a private tour of this small distillery. He was careful, detailed and...More

Thank Sunshinedreamin
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I stopped in at the Ryan & Wood Distillery, while venturing on the North Shore. We were SO happy to have made the stop here. We arrived at 1 for the tour. The tour is very interesting and informative. It was facinating...More

Thank kagmme
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Ryan & Wood is an amazing spot to visit. We walked in, having missed the tour, and were given a quick "3 minute tour" which lasted about half an hour! The family that runs the distillery are super sweet and super accommodating. And the spirits...More

1  Thank Jesseric234
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a gray fall day for the 10am tour. We were the only ones there for the tour. Kathy and Bob gave us a wonderful tour and education! We learned a tremendous amount about the art of distilling. Their products are great too....More

1  Thank Bill K
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just stopped in at the distillery last week while traveling through rockport and we cannot say enough about the staff. The owner took the time to show us around, outside of the normal tour hours , without even hesitating. He welcomed...More

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. We were a very small group (8). The owners are very kind. We stayed longer just to talk with them, very interesting people. The tasting part is cool also ! We trully recommand it !

2  Thank 703melanie
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It was just two of us but it didn't seem to bother them. The tour was informative and I learned a lot. The tours are at 10:00 a.m. on Wed. But a family came in late so the owner let them join halfway through. They...More

2  Thank eroom5721
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