|Dragon Distillery became Frederick's first distillery within the City in 2016.|
In The City of Frederick, local businesses make and manufacture their own products. From popcorn and coffee to dog treats, many businesses are choosing Frederick as a place to make their products and to do business. Made in Frederick is a feature that showcases these businesses and their products.
Made in Frederick: Dragon Distillery
Founded in late 2014 with a grand opening in early 2016, Dragon Distillery is Frederick's first small-craft distillery in the city. Located directly across from the airport, they specialize in small batch artisan spirits, made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Their belief in individuality, creativity, and innovation shines through in their product as well as their medieval-themed decor. They are members of the American Distilling Institute, Maryland Distillers Guild and the Frederick Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to production, Dragon Distillery has a tasting room. Visitors can tour and taste their products on-site. Visit their website for details.
Dragon Distillery owner Mark Lambert shared some thoughts about Frederick and his distillery.
Q&A With Dragon Distillery Owner, Mark Lambert
|Dragon Distillery offers tours and tastings |
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What are your products?
Joust Gin, Clustered Spires Vodka, Bad Bill Tutt Moonshine
What differentiates your products from others?
We are Frederick City’s first craft distillery. We use locally-sourced products, and hand-craft each batch.
What should customers know about your products?
We are committed to producing exceptional local spirits. We encourage customers to stop by the distillery to learn about our process, and taste our products
What does Frederick offer a company like yours?
My family settled in the Frederick area in the mid 1700s. I think Frederick is an exceptional city, and a wonderful destination. The city and residents have been extremely supportive and welcoming. We really appreciate all of the support for our distillery.
If You Go
Dragon Distillery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Check with Dragon Distillery directly for most recent hours of operation.
Friday: 4pm – 7pm
Saturday: noon – 6pm
Sunday: noon – 4pm
Other times by appointment
Tours are offered on the half-hour, and cost $5 per person. This includes the tour, tastings, and a souvenir shot glass.
1341 Hughes Ford Road, Suite 108
Frederick, MD 21701
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|Medieval-themed decor sets the tone in Dragon's tasting room.|
|The cauldron-like still, the Figgins Reciprocator, is nicknamed “Smaug.”|
|Clustered Spires Vodka, named in tribute to the City of Frederick – the City of Clustered Spires, is clean and crisp. They recommend it for sipping, or as the base of your favorite cocktail.|
|Dragon Distillery grand opening on February 13, 2016.|