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Ryan & Wood Distilleries

15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930-2276
+1 978-281-2282
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The most arduous distillery tour I've been on

The tour was the most arduous distillery tour I've ever been on. It was an hour before we actually... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Kevin G
,
Woodbridge, Virginia
Such nice people and wonderful spirits!

We were (really) early for the 1 p.m. tour so Bob Ryan showed us around and answered all our... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
kruszynak
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Cheshire, Massachusetts
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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 19 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
follycovekath, Owner at Ryan & Wood Distilleries, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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

Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank kruszynak
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
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.

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

Thank Coasterchaser
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.

Reviewed 28 June 2017 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 29 June 2017

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

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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

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