Tall Ship Distillery is a dream come true for owner John Pantelakos. Over two years of 70-hour work weeks, plenty of determination, and the unwavering support of Mary, his wife of 35+ years, and his family and friends, he was able to open the first liquor distillery in the city of Dover, NH since the 1700’s.
On July 1, 2013 work began on the distillery. It took 13 months of acquiring all of the necessary equipment to produce, bottle, and label their products to be ready for inspection. Standing over 11 1/2 feet tall, a handmade 250 gallon all copper still and condenser tank built by the owner himself sits as the centerpiece and workhorse of Tall Ship.
Tall Ship Distillery opened for business on August 28, 2014, offering White Island Rum as their initial product, and the response was simply fantastic. Curious individuals on vacation from as far as Oslo, Norway, Los Angeles, Portland, as well as local New Englanders praised their creations, excited to be able to purchase their rum directly from Tall Ship Distillery to share and enjoy with friends.
John and the dedicated employees of Tall Ship Distillery would like to invite you to come to Tall Ship, take a tour, learn about their products, their history, and sample the spirits they are so proud to offer to their community. They now offer four varieties of Rum in both 375ml and 750ml bottles. They also offer a super smooth Vodka available in a 750ml bottle, as well as sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, hats, and glassware so you can support your local craft distilleries both in spirit and style!