If you like rum then this is your place to try some crafted rum! Lyon Distillery was founded in 2012 and their main goal was to find raw ingredients to use in their rums.
The distillery is located directly behind Eastern Shore Brewing company and St Michael’s Winery which is very convenient for people like us who want to try everything in walking distance! The area the building stands is in the Old Mill District.
Lyon Distilling generally makes rums but they teamed up with another local distiller called Grey Wolf Distilling. They teamed up and use the same facility for their distilling and barreling.
Together as a team is great because they both distill different spirits not in competition with each other. They both bring a historical and local experience to their product which is what the distilling and brewing community should be about!
The Atmosphere of Lyon Distilling
Located in an old Mill building you will automatically receive the historic vibe of Eastern Shore of Maryland. Old brick lines the building with a creative rum barrel theme inside the tasting room part.
They offer free tours as well which include a walk down into their mill house. A very large warehouse style there copper still sits in beauty. Behind the copper still they have their logo and name painted on the wall showing pride.
Barrels of rum line the hallway to the barrel room with multiple tiny to large barrels of rum age to perfection for the next few years of bottling. We stood listening to the distiller speak how they distill fresh grains and sugar cane to make their small barrel batched rums!
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Lyon Ditilling’s Spirits
Before you start the tour they offer you free tastings of three out of the five products they had at the time. We are not particularly rum people so we chose two each and the others were Grey Wolf distilling vodka and gin.
Their signature rums are White Rum, Dark Rum and Sailor’s Reserve. They also make a dark rum called Rock & Rum and the other a Coffee rum made with locally roasted coffee.
Grey Wolf Distilling had a Lone Vodka and Timber Gin. Lone Vodka had a sweet tint to it then I am normally used to. The Timber Gin is full botanical’s but the most herbal taste I received was from the sassafras.
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So we are not rum people meaning we don’t buy it, we don’t usually try it and definitely do not order drinks with rum in it. Rum tends to be too sweet and fake tasting. We actually both enjoyed the coffee infused rums the most! This spirit can literally be drank alone neat or with your coffee!
A great stop not only if you love rum but if you want to see two companies work in harmony with one another. This is why we love the craft community because of the creativity they provide. Tasting the product is not the only thing that should take you somewhere but to actually see their facility and learn their story!
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