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[dih-stil-uh-ree] /dɪˈstɪl ə ri/
noun, plural distilleries.
a place or establishment where distilling, especially the distilling of liquors, is done.
Origin of distillery
First recorded in 1670-80; distill + -ery Unabridged
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  • "I thought that sort of thing had ceased to exist, even in these wild mountains," and he nodded toward the distillery.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • It is a counting-room, in Chase & Speakman's distillery; a very small room it is.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • This consists of a few cottages, a store, a blacksmith shop and a distillery.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • Instead he focused his powerful glasses on the office of the distillery.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Then the moonshiner does his distillery up in a napkin and goes away into the primeval forest.

    Cordwood Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
British Dictionary definitions for distillery


noun (pl) -eries
a place where alcoholic drinks, etc, are made by distillation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for distillery

1670s, "act of distilling;" see distill + -ery. Meaning "place for distilling" is from 1759.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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