Dry Fly Distilling, based in Spokane, Wash., is nearing the opening of its new downtown distillery.
The new 24,000-square-foot facility will increase the production capacity from 20,000-proof gallons to 75,000 with the ability to expand further in the future. The distillery will start with four 650-proof gallon fermenters, but can potentially house as many as 10 along with an additional column still. The bigger space will allow the bottling line to be optimized at 1,000 bottles per hour and increase the canning capacity of the popular “On the Fly” cocktails from 40 cans a minute to 100.
With the expansion new jobs are also being created. Once the new distillery is fully operational, Dry Fly will go from 16 to 35 employees.
Along with the increase in production, there also will be a tasting room for visitors to sample product as well as to purchase bottles, plus a full-service restaurant, offices and an event space for groups up to 50.
“We are really excited to have this extra room to move around,” said Dry Fly President and Founder Don Poffenroth. “Along with increasing production, it is going to be so nice to have this showplace to welcome guests. We have some really great fans who come from all over to see us and we can’t wait to welcome them to the new distillery. We also think it will be a great asset to the Spokane community which we love, with the new restaurant and the event space.”
Expect the distillery to open sometime this month.Stay In Touch!