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8 Shires Coloniale Distillery

7218 Merrimac Trl Ste C, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5202
+1 757-378-2456
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Interesting history

Stopped in recently on a rainy Saturday. Tastes the historically correct liquors. It was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
egerber
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Great history lesson. Quaint place.

The knowledge and history of their product is superb. Wonderful experience and lovely, quant... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Laurie M
,
Newport News, Virginia
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Founded in 2014, we are located near the heart of the beautiful Colonial Williamsburg. Formerly, Williamsburg Distillery, 8 Shires Distillery is a small craft distillery in the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg Virginia. Our mission at 8 Shires Distillery is to research, preserve, teach, and present the history of distillation from the Colonial American Period, the years 1600 – 1775. ​Our spirits are hand-crafted using historic recipes and ingredients of the 18th century. Take a gander to our website for more information on tastings, tours and how to obtain your very own bottle. We currently offer: Genever Gin Silver Rum Gold Rum *The next release of Bourbon will be 2019 *
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4 weeks ago
“Interesting history”
8 Jul 2018
“Great history lesson. Quaint place.”
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7218 Merrimac Trl Ste C, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5202
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in recently on a rainy Saturday. Tastes the historically correct liquors. It was interesting. The Grog was delicious! Took the tour and learned a lot about the history of liquor in the americas. If I’m in town again I’d visit again!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The knowledge and history of their product is superb. Wonderful experience and lovely, quant tasting room. Staff was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable. I was little disappointed in the distillery as it was simply the operations, nothing decorative or showy, rather small, and the packaging...More

Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

I’m a wine drink, so I had only a small sip of the rum which was extremely strong. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the process of making liquor however he just rambled on and on.

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We came looking for a tasting but got a great history lesson on the development of spirits in America from the owner. They make Rum, Gin, and Bourbon the way it was made in colonial times. I would highly recommend coming, tasting, and learning.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We decided to stop by since we had out-of-town visitors who were interested in trying the local microbreweries and we don't drink beer. So you get a little history lesson about the origins of rum and gin distilleries in America. I was mostly interested in...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We visited the distillery today. Had a real nice tour and explanation with Chuck the owner. We tasted the free rhum and Gin. My husband drank non alcohol drink. Jamestown Genever Gin and Yorktown silver rum, wer really good and make with basic. Yvonne and...More

Thank Estelle C
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My family and I visited the distrillary on Saturday. I myself am not a big liquor person (as wine is my go to) however my husband really enjoyed the rum and gin. The samples were free and then we purchase a flight to share. The...More

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