1 1/2 East Broadway, Derry
opening spring 2018
About Doire Distilling
Doire, pronounced "dwar-ay", comes from a 6th century old Irish word meaning "oak grove" or "oak wood". We are a family-owned 125 gallon pot still craft distillery, creating unique offerings from scratch in downtown Derry, New Hampshire. Our offerings will consist of white whiskey (moonshine), vodka, flavored vodkas, gin, whiskey and bourbon, along with special limited small-batch projects.
We have already purchased our 125 gallon still, fermentation vessels and mash tun - however we're looking to come out swinging, and to do so, we're looking for oak - both new and used, to place our hand-crafted spirits inside of. We're looking to include YOU in our adventure, and have put together some fun rewards for contributions. We are accepting them via Paypal online, or as cash/check at our craft beer bar, Cask & Vine, located directly beside our distillery. You can learn more about our team here.
Update: 4-9-2018 Thank you to our incredible crowd funding supporters! We will be ordering shirts shortly, and cannot wait to share our spirits with you!
Crowd Funding Options & Rewards
Be sure to check out our craft beverage scene including:
- Cask & Vine
- From the Barrel Brewing
- Moonlight Meadery
- Rockingham Brewing Company
- Kelsen Brewing Company
- Appolo Vineyards
...and slightly further up route 28:
The Doire Team
Day & Alana Wentworth, owners of Cask & Vine, are the founders of Doire.
Cask & Vine is a craft beer and wine bar that opened in January 2013 and is
located beside Doire Distilling. Both are known well in the Derry community for
involvement in town events and being a driving force for small business.
Both Andy and Alana are well-known in the craft beer community in New Hampshire,
boasting the largest cellared-beer collection, truly unique beer experiences,
participating in podcasts, festivals, the documentary film Brew Hampshire and
even holding the cover of "Beer Advocate", a country-wide craft beer
publication, in November 2015.
Bill Herlicka will be a part of the Doire Distilling team, bringing 20 years of brewing and over 10 years of distilling experience. Andy, Alana and Bill have known each other since November of 2009, collaborating on a variety of products and events. Bill founded White Birch Brewing in Hooksett, NH in June of 2009 on a 1/2 barrel system. Bill grew White Birch Brewing into a 30 barrel brew house, servicing 20 different states before selling his share of the company in 2016. Bill's insight into the craft beverage world and trends put his brewery at the forefront of the Berliner Weiss beer style three years ago, which is now the hottest trend in the NH beer scene. Bill is currently a regional sales & brewery strategist for American Beer Equipment, traveling most recently to Nairobi, Kenya to consult for The Big Five Breweries LTD (Brew Bistro & Lounge).