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Thought it would be great to have current distilleries post up pictures and narratives of their tasting rooms to show off their hard work and vision. Plus it would give prospective distillery owners a good example to work off of. Thoughts? Anyone want to go first?

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Good idea bull, I'll post a few.  I'll preface the pics with a very brief backstory behind our brand.  Being located in Washington, PA, we're at the center of many of the events of the Whiskey Rebellion (I could hit the restored home and now national historic site of David Bradford, the leader of the rebellion, with a 9 iron from my front door).  We went with a very colonial theme in our tasting room including a colonial fireplace back bar, the portrait of Alexander Hamilton (hanging upside down) above the fireplace, 1790's themed lighting fixtures, tables we made out of reclaimed barn wood and a separate dining room for private tastings and events.  

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I've been to Huffy2K's distillery several times. He's put a ton of work into it and it shows. It's really a great example of a tasting room/event space. 

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That looks great! What is your total occupancy? What a great story and history. Nice work.

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Thanks foreshot and bull!

We can handle about 30 people in our tasting room and we can accommodate another 10 in the private tasting room.  If we open up the entire building, including the distillery floor, we can host private events for about 75 people.

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Heres a few of our tasting room.  Hard to get a good shot of the overall space as it kind of winds around.

To give some context of what we have going on - the first floor of my building has a warehouse space for pallet storage (24x36), common entry/lobby area with a garage door (12x24), grain and merchandise room with backup register (12x36), distillery seating and drink serving area (24x18), brewery drink serving and seating area (24x36).  The brewery is a separate business, but our serving and seating areas are in the same large room.

Building was originally a tobacco warehouse built in 1900 and added to the the national register in 1990.  Went for a rustic barn wood and metal look as it seemed to fit the building and our brand.  Most of the wood used on the interior build out came from a barn I helped tear down that was about 20 miles away from the distillery location.  On site sales are still a big part of our business so lots of time and energy go into the tasting room.  We are open five days a week for drinks and bottle sales and do four regularly scheduled public tours (free - no reservations needed) each weekend.

Freight elevator is original to the building and still inspected and used.  Runs like a champ! 

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Ha, No competition here.

I wanted a space to show off your hard work and inspire others. I will post up my space today

 

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Here is our tasting room. We converted a old Cadillace Oldsmobile dealership into our distillery. The original sign above the tasting room is 42' X 11'. Our room is still under construction and will update photos when we are done.

 

Entrance

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The tasting room bar from reclaimed wood grain elevator crib house. The bike is a three wheeled bottle hauler during farmer's market. The box on the back is metal and circa 1950s. Note the purse hooks on the bar.

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View of the bar looking into the distillery. The metal is covering up where our cooling strip for cocktails is going to be.

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Diner booths will be going in where the  "Bar" sign is located.  1953 Seburg Jukebox holds 50 records.

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Merchandise area. Still need to install proper lighting.

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Bar view looking outside.

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View from tasting room into the distillery.

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13 hours ago, bull said:

Here is our tasting room. We converted a old Cadillace Oldsmobile dealership into our distillery. The original sign above the tasting room is 42' X 11'. Our room is still under construction and will update photos when we are done.

Super cool!   I really like the "Oregon Grain Growers" name as well.

Whats its going to take for you to give me that "bottled liquors" sign?  Ill throw out $100 cash and a case of Pennsylvania's finest straight rye whiskey as my initial offer :)

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On 12/31/2016 at 9:52 AM, HedgeBird said:

Super cool!   I really like the "Oregon Grain Growers" name as well.

Whats its going to take for you to give me that "bottled liquors" sign?  Ill throw out $100 cash and a case of Pennsylvania's finest straight rye whiskey as my initial offer :)

Thanks HB. You are going to be somewhat put off when I tell you that it was bought about 100 miles or so away from you and I had it shipped out here.

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