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noun, plural dis·till·er·ies.
  1. a place or establishment where distilling, especially the distilling of liquors, is done.
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Origin of distillery

First recorded in 1670–80; distill + -ery
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Related Words

drink, alcohol, liquor, Scotch, distillery, bourbon, moonshine, distiller, rotgut, corn, rye, poteen, moonshiner, hooch, distill, usquebaugh

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  • That was one of the distillery people; he'd remember the name in a moment.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Instead he focused his powerful glasses on the office of the distillery.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

  • If it existed it must connect with cellars at the depot and the distillery.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

    Freeman Wills Crofts

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

    Tea Leaves


  • Ah, sir, if my husband has gone there, it was your distillery that sent him.

    Select Temperance Tracts

    American Tract Society

British Dictionary definitions for distillery


noun plural -eries
  1. a place where alcoholic drinks, etc, are made by distillation
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Word Origin and History for distillery


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

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