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Painted Stave Distilling

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Address: 106 W Commerce St, Smyrna, DE 19977-1119
Phone Number:
+1 302-653-6834
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Painted Stave Distilling crafts premium spirits in small batches by...

Painted Stave Distilling crafts premium spirits in small batches by utilizing only the best ingredients sourced from regional farms, and by blending traditions of the past with today's creativity and state-of-the-art technology. Housed in a 1940s era movie theater, Painted Stave Distilling operates in the spirit of tradition to patiently fashion noteworthy spirits to be shared and savored with our friends.

Open for Tours and Tastings Fridays 4pm to 9pm, Saturdays Noon to 6pm and Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

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Terrific Cocktails

Great place to learn about the making of spirits or to simply enjoy a first-rate cocktail.expertly made before your eyes. Frequent cultural events and exhibits by local artists... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
DelMarVaJohn
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Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great place to learn about the making of spirits or to simply enjoy a first-rate cocktail.expertly made before your eyes. Frequent cultural events and exhibits by local artists make this a place to return to.

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the visit and education. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stopped by TPS on the way home from the beach.. did the tour and tasting with Mike and Ron, very interesting and informative. Very impressed with what they are producing... Seems like it will be a regular stop when down in the area :) Grab a quick cocktail and replenish our stock at home. The scrapple infused vodka is not... More 

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Glad you found us and enjoyed your stop. Looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Newark, DE
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We took a tour with Mike and had a tasting with Ron the owners of the business and learned quite a lot about their craft. Definitely worth a visit. An easy off and on from Route 1 on your way up or down state. Highly recommend it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband bought a groupon for this. Since I mostly drink wine and beer I only had a moderate level of interest and we kept putting off going. When we finally did go there was a special event during the last tour of the afternoon. One of the owners gave us a pass to come back later. We ended up... More 

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Glad that you made it back for the Tour and Tasting, and enjoyed your time with us! Thanks and hope to see you again soon. More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a great place to learn about distilling spirits. We had an excellent tour of the operation which is in a converted old theater in the Historic part of Smyrna. They make small batches of gin, vodka, bourbon and ryes. They make some creative variations of these spirits. The tasting was fun and informative. A cocktail is also included... More 

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Come back and see us again soon. More 

LEWES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The tour and tasting were professionally presented and interesting. The entire distilling process was explained and the different spirits: vodka, gin, bourbon, etc were offered for sampling. Mike and Ron put on a great show, which everyone appreciated. I will look for their products in our retail store.

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I gave the tour to my husband as a gift -- we finally got around to going over the weekend, and we LOVED it. We drove more than an hour to get that, and it was WELL worth it. The co-owners LOVE what they do -- and it shows. They know their stuff. They know how to explain the process... More 

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Glad you made it down to visit us and enjoyed the tour and tasting! We certainly love what we do and it is great fun to share it with folks like yourselves. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Burlington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I love doing Wine, Beer and Spirit tastings and this place is our favorite! We first enjoyed a special cocktail followed by a tour of the facility and ended with a fantastic tasting! The owner's and operators were super nice and really are passionate about what they do. Can't wait to visit again and bring some of... More 

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the kind words. We do love our Booze! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We decided to visit Painted Stave as our first stop on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail, and it was a definite hit! The facility is new and bright and shiny, with lots of interesting art on the walls - much of it for sale. The pre-tour cocktail selection was varied and the bartenders friendly. The tour, led by... More 

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit and glad you enjoyed the tour and tasting. More Rye will be out in late September if you are able to come back for a sample. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

What an unusually delicious experience! The owners provide a wonderful tour and offer samples of their craft, as well as a chance to purchase their unique products. A Groupon offer also made this a good deal. I will return for a fresh look at the new distillations.

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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the visit! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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