20. 20 Paces Distillery (address and info)
Once in operation, 20 Paces will use a 100-year-old alembic still refurbished in France.
Tours/Tastings: Tours available by appointment only, call 508.395.0773
Products: Coming soon, the first whiskey batches are still in production.
21. Berkshire Mountain Distillers (address and info)
Great Barrington, MA (distillery is in Sheffield, MA)
The award-winning small batch distillery has a brand-new production facility in Sheffield, and the tours are “sensory focused” with nosing spirits from various stages of the process.
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings ($10/person) are Fridays and Saturdays from noon-4pm on the hour, and you can get your tix here.
Products: Ice Glen vodka, Greylock gin, Ragged Mountain rum, Berkshire bourbon, New England corn whiskey
22. Boston Harbor Distillery (address and info)
This brand-new distillery is housed in a pre-Civil War-era building on Boston Harbor with a cool/rustic bar and lounge, and it also sells fine cigars.
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings ($10/person) are Thursdays & Fridays, 4-8pm; and Saturdays, noon-8pm.
Products: Putnam New England whiskey, Lawley’s Dark New England Spirit (molasses/maple), Seymour’s Local Roast coffee liqueur
23. Bradford Distillery (address and info)
Bradford uses potatoes from a family farm in Western Massachusetts, and each spud is sorted by hand.
Tours/Tastings: No tours/tastings at this time (tasting room will open fall 2015); occasional tastings in regional stores and bars
Products: Bradford vodka, Bradford gin, and un-aged fruit brandies to follow
24. Bully Boy Distillers (address and info)
Bully Boy was Boston’s first craft distillery (founded in 2010), and it’s named after the family’s favorite farm workhorse.
Tours/Tastings: Tours available by appointment only, check here.
Products: Bully Boy Boston rum, Bully Boy American straight whiskey, Bully Boy Hub Punch, and many more
25. Cape Cod Distilling Company (address and info)
After a few years of research and schooling in Scotland, Canada, Sweden, Kentucky, and Tennessee, father-son team Skip and Rick Wrightson have been hard at work perfecting their recipes... and we should be able to taste the results soon.
Tours/Tastings: No tours/tastings at this time
Products: Massachusetts Moonshine white whisky, American Barley single malt whisky
26. Damnation Alley Distillery (address and info)
It just released its hopped single malt whiskey made with barley from Valley Malt and double-hopped Centennial Hops from Four Star Farms.
Tours/Tastings: Tours available by appointment only; email email@example.com
Products: Nick the Sipper vodka, I Remember Nothing vodka, Massachusetts oat whiskey, Massachusetts smoked single malt whiskey, and many others
27. Dirty Water Distillery (address and info)
Dirty Water uses two hand-made stills -- 200 gallons and 10 gallons -- and their names are Dr. Evil and Mini Me. Oh, behave!
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings available by appointment only, check here
Products: Bogmonster cranberry gin, Velnias Traditional Lithuanian honey liquor, What Knot rum, Nosh vodka
28. GrandTen Distilling (address and info)
GrandTen’s HQ was once the largest foundry in the US, and Wire Works gin is named in its honor.
Tours/Tastings: Friday Night Flights, a more formal tasting and tour, happen every Friday (6:30pm), reservations required; tasting room is officially open Saturdays (noon-4pm) with free tours at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
Products: Wire Works American gin, Amandine almond liqueur, Medford rum, Fire Puncher vodka, South Boston Irish whiskey, and many others
29. Kaptain Jimmy’s Restaurant & Distillery (address and info)
Kaptain Jimmy’s is the East Coast’s first restaurant-distillery, and it incorporates its house-made spirits into signature cocktails.
Tours/Tastings: There are no tours with tastings; restaurant hours can be found here.
Products: Kaptain Jimmy’s rum, Kaptain Jimmy’s vodka, and more
30. McMillan Distillery (address and info)
McMillan is not officially open, but its distillers are hard at work on a four-year-aged whiskey and experimenting with other recipes.
Tours/Tastings: No tours/tastings at this time. (The distillery is still making its first batch.)
Products: No branded products yet
31. Nashoba Valley Distillery (address and info)
Part of the Nashoba Valley Winery, the distillery division produces 800 cases of spirits per year and uses around 36,000lbs of fruit (80% from Massachusetts).
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings are Saturdays and Sundays (11am-4pm) approximately on the hour, no reservations required.
Products: Oak-aged apple brandy, The Perfect Ten gin, Nashoba single malt whiskey, and many others
32. Privateer International (address and info)
Each bottle of Privateer is tagged to its aging barrel, and you can look it up online.
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings are Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30am and 1pm, call 978.356.0477.
Products: Privateer True American rum, Privateer Silver Reserve rum, Privateer gin
33. Ryan & Wood Distilleries (address and info)
Ryan & Wood mill its own grain to get the desired flavor profiles during distillation.
Tours/Tastings: Free tours with tastings are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (10am and 1pm); there are occasional tastings in regional stores.
Products: Knockabout gin, Folly Cove rum, Beauport vodka, rye whiskey
34. Short Path Distillery (address and info)
Boston’s newest distillery, Short Path combines the art of distilling with the science of taste to create its distinctive spirits.
Tours/Tastings: Tours are available by appointment in groups of five or more Monday through Thursday. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products: Short Path gin and Short Path rum
35. South Hollow Spirits (address and info)
North Truro, MA
Owned by the Roberts family of Truro Vineyards fame, South Hollow Spirits uses American organic sugar cane and molasses, and its amber rum is aged in chardonnay barrels.
Tours/Tastings: Tours are daily at noon and 2pm, no reservation required; $10 tastings are Monday through Saturday from 11am-5pm/Sunday from noon-5pm and include a .25oz of the Amber and Spiced and 2oz pour of a cocktail of the day.
Products: Twenty Boat amber rum and Twenty Boat spiced rum
36. Triple Eight Distillery (address and info)
Triple Eight is part of Cisco Brewers mini-empire, and it’s named after its pure water source well (888, get it?).
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings are daily at 1pm and 4pm and it doesn’t take reservations.
Products: Nor’Easter bourbon, Hurricane rum, Triple Eight vodka, Notch 10-year single malt whiskey, and many others
37. Turkey Shore Distilleries (address and info)
Childhood friends Mat Perry and Evan Parker, inspired by local history, produce rums using table-grade sweet molasses from Louisiana-grown sugar cane.
Tours/Tastings: Tours with tastings are Monday through Friday (noon-5pm) or upon request.
Products: Old Ipswich Tavern Style rum, Old Ipswich Lab & Cask Reserve rum, and many others