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Painted Stave Distilling

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First visit - not our last!

Stopped in for the first time with our son who lives in Smyrna near the distillery and had a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
staecya
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Buffalo, New York
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Walk down from Maverick’s Texas barbecue

After dinner at Mavericks Texas barbecue we walked down to visit painted Steve distillery. My... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
RPDStAugustine
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St Augustine
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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...more
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106 W Commerce St, Smyrna, DE 19977-1119
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for the first time with our son who lives in Smyrna near the distillery and had a cocktail. What a great experience! Had the most friendly and engaging bartender who chatted comfortably with us while we drank. Amazing cocktails - loved the Lemon...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank staecya
Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks so much for paying us a visit and we are glad you were well taken care of by our team members.we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to town.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

After dinner at Mavericks Texas barbecue we walked down to visit painted Steve distillery. My brother-in-law had a gin and tonic with craft made gin and craft made tonic said it was excellent. I enjoyed the artwork and collection of unique craft spirits and was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thanks for stopping in and glad to hear you enjoyed the G&T. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit to town.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We have went on a tour and tasting a while back and had a great time, interesting equipment and process. When I saw an event pop up for donut and cocktail pairing, I thought "hmmm, this sounds amazing" and that it would be a great...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear that the pairing was not what you expected. We try our best to set the prices at a reasonable level for what we can legally serve people in an hour, and 4 full size cocktails would exceed...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

This distillery tour located downtown in the small, cute town of Smyrna, DE really surprised me. First off, the price of the tour was an incredible value - $12. For that price you get a good cocktail and a tour of the distillery by one...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Shawn, Very glad that you enjoyed your visit! We love when we get to meet folks and introduce them to our spirits and our town. Hope to see you again on your next visit. Thanks!

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Visited after finding a Groupon for tasting /tour. Great friendly people! Very informative on their process and how to sample their liquors. And their bartender makes a nice fresh cocktail. Good time!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Amanda A
Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks for visiting us and glad you enjoyed the tour and tasting! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Had a nice afternoon with the ladies having cocktails at the Painted Stave. This was our first time here. The place was welcoming and the decore was very artistic. The drinks were made strong but tasty. The bar tender was very knowledgeable. Looking forward to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Glad to hear that you enjoyed yoru visit and your cocktials. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Favorite place to visit when in the area. All of the specials are well thought out and compliment the current season. This place is a must if you are in the Dover area. Owners are fantastic! Make sure to take a tour, you will not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for stopping in! Glad you enjoyed yoru visit and some of our craft cocktails. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Me and my husband popped in one day. The bar is beautiful, the great wood detail is amazing and to see the cooper machinery they use to make such tasty spirits is fascinating. The staff was very knowledge of the history of the establishment and...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We recently toured Painted Stave Distilling. The program itself was personalized and well-done, and the tasting session was very interesting, providing lots of information and a chance to taste the products Painted Stave produces. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and especially liked their Candy Manor Gin.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Michael R, Owner at Painted Stave Distilling, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for paying us a visit Stephanie and glad you enjoyed Candy Manor Gin! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Went here for a tasting after friends told me how good it was. Sadly disappointed as their liquor was very harsh and overpriced. The bourbon was $40 a bottle and extremely harsh. Evan Williams and Blantons are just a little more for a much higher...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Jan D
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Response from Michael R | Property representative |
We do not have a kitchen ourselves but we often have Food Trucks (check our FB page for who will be here) or there are a few great options close by. Check out Sheridan's Irish pub, The Lemon Leaf Cafe, Maverick's Texas BBQ... More
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