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One Eight Distilling LLC


One Eight Distilling LLC, Washington, DC, USA.


This distillery, the second legal one to open in Washington DC since prohibition, was formally launched at the beginning of 2015. It was started in 2013 by old college friends Alexander “Sandy” Wood (CEO) and Alex Laufer (COO & Head Distiller), neither of whom had any distilling background. Sandy had been an Immigration Attorney for over a decade in DC (handy for managing the legal side of things). Alex had been in Biotechnology & Neuroscience for nearly two decades (handy for distilling), who moved to DC in 2005. Both did a lot of reading about distilling, attended courses (e.g. Koval Distillery, Chicago, Illinois, USA and Siebel Institute of Technology (brewing) in Chicago and Munich, Germany) and undertook “internships” with various distillers including: Smooth Amber Spirits (West Virginia, USA) and Springbank Distillery (Scotland, UK). It’s fair to say, these guys did their homework!


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