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Ryan & Wood Distilleries

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rosanne D
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Great find! These guys know their stuff!

We were planning on taking a tour but didn't get there in time. Kathy gladly accommodated us by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HappyTrails082013
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Adirondacks, New York
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 28 May 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 18 May 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 18 May 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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Reviewed 20 August 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
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follycovekath, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 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

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Reviewed 13 August 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 1 August 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.

Thank Libby S
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BeauportBobRyan, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 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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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped by an took the tour. This is a family run operation and one of the owners does the tour. She explained all the process for making all of their products (vodka, rum, gin, whiskey). I have been on several brewery tours and a...More

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

Thank you Coasterchaser for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our tour. Cheers, Bob Ryan.

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