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Dragon Distillery

Dragon Distillery

Dragon Distillery is a small, veteran-owned business strongly rooted in the local Frederick, Maryland community. In the mid-1700s our family settled on a 200 acre tract of land about 25 miles away from the current distillery location. We are continuing the tradition of supporting and enjoying Frederick through our craft distillery. We create hand-crafted, premium, artisan spirits using locally-sourced, natural ingredients. We are proud members of the American Distilling Institute, Maryland Distillers Guild and the Frederick Chamber of Commerce.

So why did we pick the name Dragon Distillery? We are huge fans of Dungeons & Dragons and all things geeky — role playing games, fencing and science-fiction/fantasy books and movies. We embrace our inner nerd. We delight in the slightly off-beat, and invite you to do the same.

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.

We are a located directly across from the airport. We specialize in small batch artisan spirits, made from the finest locally-sourced ingredients in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Some may call us quirky or eccentric, and we are happy to embrace this. We believe in individuality, creativity, and innovation. We strive to bring all of this to the creation of our unique, high-quality spirits.

We’d love to tell you more, give you a tour, and help you learn about our craft and vision.

Dragon Distillery

About The Author

Kevin Smith

A veteran reporter of more than two decades, Kevin Smith has been covering the Maryland Beer industry since 2005 when he covered the business beat for the Frederick Gazette. Since early 2007, he has covered Maryland for the Mid-Atlantic Brewing News, and penned columns about craft beer for, The Frederick News-Post,, and Maryland Life Magazine. He has also written about the wine industry in the Mid-Atlantic region for The Frederick Gazette, Wine Business Monthly, and Hagerstown Magazine. Kevin currently lives in Western Frederick County with his wife, two daughters, and his goofy dog, Fezzik.

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