Part of speech: noun

An establishment for distilling, especially for distilling alcoholic liquors.

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Usage examples "distillery":

  1. As early as five o'clock Mr Crathie was abroad, booted and spurred- now directing the workmen who were setting up tents and tables; now conferring with house steward, butler, or cook; now mounting his horse and galloping off to the home farm or the distillery, or into the town to the Lossie Arms, where certain guests from a distance were to be accommodated, and whose landlady had undertaken the superintendence of certain of the victualling departments; for canny Mr Crathie would not willingly have the meanest guest ask twice for anything he wanted- so invaluable did he consider a good word from the humblest quarter - and the best labours of the French cook, even had he reverenced instead of despising Scotch dishes, would have ill sufficed for the satisfaction of appetites critically appreciative of hotch potch, sheep's head, haggis, and black puddings. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
  2. The monk in charge of the distillery also receives visitors and converses with them. - "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.
  3. The region was for a long time sparsely settled; but the establishing of a government distillery and a railroad station had led to an increase of population, so that young Grant was induced to locate there and open a shop for provisions and other supplies, that line of business having been the one chosen from his boyhood. - "Idle Hour Stories", Eugenia Dunlap Potts.