Old 4th Distillery is officially open to the public, offering weekly tours and tastings. This still is in operation, and O4D vodka should be available in stores on December 19.
Tours and tastings — no more than a half-ounce at a time, according to state law — will be held on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations can be made online or by calling (844) 653-3687 — that's (844) OLD-FOUR.
"It has been quite the journey to get to where we are today. We wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of the community and we can't wait for Georgians to taste the vodka and tour the distillery," co-owner Jeff Moore said in a release. "We've always been passionate about the history of Atlanta and wanted to make sure we paid respect to the past with our products by blending old traditional distillation method with new technology."
In a May conversation with Eater Atlanta, Moore said the distillery will focus solely on vodka for the first year, before adding gin to its lineup. As for whiskey, that will take a little longer due to the barrel-aging process. The O4D team doesn't want to make an un-aged white whiskey. Ingredients are locally sourced, no GMOs will be used. The vodka is made with Georgia cane sugar from Dixie Crystal.
"We're trying to really stay away from any GMO products altogether," Moore said in May. "... And that's not really a selling point for us; it's just for our own personal feelings about what's going on in the world of agriculture. We're really trying to stay as clean in, clean out as we possibly can."
Old 4th Distillery, featuring Atlanta's first legal still in more than a century, comes from Moore, his brother Craig, Justin Gray, Andy Duvall, and Gabe Pilato. Take a look inside with the below gallery.