In a County known for its deeply rooted appreciation of fine fermented beverages, Frederick County’s new craft distilleries are taking advantage of the “farm-to-glass” movement and a reversal in old Maryland prohibition laws.
In 2014, the City of Frederick also amended their code to allow small craft distilleries downtown. As a result, distilleries are opening at record rates, reviving old processes, using locally-grown products and developing new spirits that preserve the rich history of age-old farming traditions.
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Farm Distillery Directory
Rosie Cheeks Distillery10229 Woodsboro Pike Building 1 Walkersville, MD 202-834-6686
Rosie Cheeks is Frederick County’s newest family-owned and operated farm distillery located on our farm in Walkersville. We take pride in using local ingredients to make some of the best-flavored moonshine you will ever try. We use small batches and hand mix our products to ensure each jar has the best taste possible.
Tastings, Tours, Outdoor Seating/Picnic Area
Springfield Manor Winery, Brewery & Distillery11836 Auburn Rd. Thurmont, MD 21778 301-271-0099
Springfield Manor Winery, Brewery & Distillery is named for the artisan springs and limestone terrain of the area. Picturesque mountains, woodlands and scenic vistas create gracefully refined and dignified wine and spirits only a historic estate can offer.
Tastings, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities. Hours: Refer to website for hours
Craft Distillery Directory
Dragon Distillery1341 Hughes Ford Rd. Suite 108 Frederick, MD 21701 301-378-2154
We specialize in small batch artisan spirits, made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
Tastings, Tours, Groups Welcome. Hours: Fri 4 – 7pm, Sat 12 – 6pm, Sun 12 – 4:30pm
Fordham Lee Distillery301-271-0099
No tasting room at this time but you can find their products here
Grain-to-glass spirits by a family of distillers with a passion for great taste and good times.
McClintock Distilling35 South Carroll St. Frederick, MD 21701 202-557-9914
McClintock Distilling is a craft distillery producing superior, organic, hand-made spirits that are milled, distilled and aged in house using a state of the art sustainable system.
Tastings, Tours, gift shop, Private Events, Groups Welcome, Entertainment/Events. Hours: Thur-Fri 4- 8pm, Sat 12-8pm, Sun 12- 6pm
Puerto Rico Distillery1341 Hughes Ford Rd. Unit # 113A Frederick, MD 21701
Puerto Rico Distillery (PRD) specializes in high-quality artisanal Puerto Rican diaspora rum. Affectionately known on the island as Pitorro, it’s been close to impossible to find it anywhere outside of Puerto Rico. Pitorro is a rum distilled from sugar cane that for centuries has been enjoyed by Puerto Rican families and friends. PRD aims to share the unofficial national spirit of Puerto Rico and its rich traditions.
Tenth Ward Distilling Company55 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701 301-606-8645
Tenth Ward Distilling Company focuses our products mainly on whiskey, but also produces some brandies and other barrel aged spirits.
Tastings, tours, Gift shop, groups up to 15 welcome. Hours: Wed– Sun 12-6pm
American Shochu Company
No tasting room at this time but you can find their products here.
Shochu is a distilled Japanese spirit and the only Shochu made in the U.S. is made right in Frederick, MD.