Frederick City's First Distillery
Dragon Distillery is a small, veteran-owned business strongly rooted in the local Frederick, Maryland community. In the mid-1700s, their family settled on a 200 acre tract of land about 25 miles away from the current distillery location. They are continuing the tradition of supporting and enjoying Frederick through their craft distillery. They create hand-crafted, premium, artisan spirits using locally-sourced, natural ingredients.
The founder is a Navy veteran, having served as an Arabic linguist and intelligence analyst while stationed overseas and in Maryland. He served on a number of surface and subsurface ships while stationed in Greece for five years and participated in Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He served as a senior intelligence analyst on his return to the United States.
So why did they pick the name Dragon Distillery? The owners are huge fans of Dungeons & Dragons and all things geeky — role playing games, fencing, and science-fiction/fantasy books and movies. At Dragon Distillery, they embrace their inner nerd. They delight in the slightly off-beat and invite you to do the same.
They specialize in small batch artisan spirits, made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Some may call Dragon Distillery quirky or eccentric, and they are happy to embrace this. They believe in individuality, creativity, and innovation. They strive to bring all of this into the creation of their unique, high-quality spirits.