One Eight Distilling

1135 Okie Street NE Washington DC 20002


One Eight Distilling

Our passion to build a distillery came from a desire to connect with what we drink, to use locally sourced ingredients, to recycle our spent mash to area farmers, and to pay our respects to the ancient traditions of distilling while bringing innovation and love to every bottle we fill. We are proud to produce spirits from grain to glass all within our warehouse in DC.

Alexander (Sandy) Wood worked for more than a dozen years as an attorney in the District before finding his true calling when he learned about the emerging craft distilling industry. Sandy has an abiding love of great whiskeys and good cocktails and a deep respect for the value of creating a company that contributes to the community. Sandy lives in DC with his wife Danielle and his three children, Ella, Zoe and Auden.

Alex Laufer worked in biotechnology for seventeen years, moving from San Francisco to New York to the DC area. A lifelong passion for good food led him to create Eatological, a catering company focusing on local ingredients. Alex’s background in production research, lab management and cooking were the genesis of his interest in distilling. Alex lives in Silver Spring with his wife Jen and his two sons, Jonas and Abe.

One Eight Distilling Products

District Made Vodka
Ivy City Gin
Rock Creek WhiTE WHISKEY

One Eight Distilling Distillery Tours & Tastings

Join us every Saturday from 1-5pm for tours, tastes, cocktails, and sales of our latest spirits releases. Unless otherwise stated, events are limited to guests ages 21 or over with valid I.D.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of our 15,000 square foot production space, visit our Tasting Room for cocktails and a sample selection of spirits, then browse our merchandise shop for branded flasks, hats, t-shirts, and more. Tours are provided roughly every hour on the half-hour, first-come, first-served. Admission is free, and advance registration is NOT required.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will not be conducting tours of our production facility until further notice.  We hope to resume tours approximately mid-September. (See Website)
Our tasting room will remain open on 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.  We will be fully closed from 8/14-9/9, and our tasting room will re-open on 9/10.
Thanks for your understanding as we make some improvements to our space!
Contact us about privately scheduled tours and tasting opportunities for groups of 20 or more (fees will apply).

Always call ahead for Tour, Tasting Hours, and Additional Information

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