Painted Stave Distilling, Smyrna

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#3 of 8 in Breweries in Delaware
You'll find premium spirits crafted in small batches at Painted Stave Distilling, using only the best regional ingredients and mixing centuries of tradition with modern creativity and cutting-edge technology. Inside a movie theater dating back to the 1940s, the distillery offers tours and tastings, an ideal way to learn about the production process while sipping on a cocktail. Visits are limited to 20 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere and personal attention. Reservations aren't required but are recommended--use the online calendar to find a spot that suits your schedule. Those under 21 and designated drivers can receive a free tour while accompanying paying visitors. Plan your visit to Painted Stave Distilling and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Smyrna day trip planning tool .
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  • We have went on a tour and tasting a while back and had a great time, interesting equipment and process. When I saw an event pop up for donut and cocktail pairing, I thought "hmmm, this sounds amazing...  more »
  • This distillery tour located downtown in the small, cute town of Smyrna, DE really surprised me. First off, the price of the tour was an incredible value - $12. For that price you get a good cocktail ...  more »
  • Visited after finding a Groupon for tasting /tour. Great friendly people! Very informative on their process and how to sample their liquors. And their bartender makes a nice fresh cocktail. Good time!  more »
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  • Realistically, sure, I can't name another distillery in DE. But even if I could, it wouldn't matter. This place, the people and the product are all tops. Never a bad time. Special events are great and always accommodated to your every need. Only complaint is I can't get there more often!
  • Great location for any party! We were the first to hold our wedding reception here, as well as our parents vow renewal! You couldn't find a better group of people to work with :)
  • Peppermint Mocha drink delicious. Distillery tour worth taking . Friendly bartender and staff. Great addition to Main St area of Smyrna.
  • Great place to get very inexpensive good drinks. The atmosphere is very relaxing and calm and no crowds. Sweet location for a girls night out to just chill and catch up on gal talk.
  • Check their Facebook wall for events. They allow people from the community to hand bottle their product, which is pretty cool. They even let you sign the bottles you produce. We did the tour and the building has some pretty cool history as an old movie theater. The tour was informative and the tasting was really great. Intimate setting where you get to flex your taste buds by trying some of their different liquors. I highly suggest you buy the groupon. You get a tour for 2 for 28 bucks and a free bottle of vodka... the vodka alone costs 28 bucks.
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