With a menu designed by our distiller and in-house mixologist, Mark A. Vierthaler, you seriously won’t want to miss out on the most unconventional and deliciously hand-crafted cocktails around. Learn more.



We promise we’ve got something you’ve never had before! Come sample Tenth Ward’s unique and high quality product line. Tasting flights of our spirits are available in the Cocktail Lab as well as bottles to-go. Click here to review our product line and see what type of crazy stuff we’ve got on hand.



Now offering the most interactive tour and tasting experience around for $10 on Saturdays at 3pm! Our awesome tour guides will lead participants through how to nose and taste a spirit, the distillery production process, and discuss how barrel aging works. Click here to book your tour!


Why did you choose the name Tenth Ward Distilling Company?
During the pre-prohibition and prohibition eras, Frederick was districted into wards. Our location is in what used to be considered the “Tenth Ward.” The Tenth Ward was made up mostly of industry and manufacturing. We wanted to revitalize some of that history with our name.

Where do your ingredients come from?
We source as locally as possible and are conscious of the impact we have on the environment. We’ve put together a chart that includes a full rundown of everything Tenth Ward uses.

Can I bring my dog?
We wish! Unfortunately health code states no furry friends are allowed at the Cocktail Lab.

Where can I buy your booze?
Tenth Ward products can be purchased at the distillery during open hours. We are located at 55 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. Or click here to see full list of available liquor stores and restaurants.

Can I take a tour?
Yes, please! Tenth Ward offers tours promptly at 12pm and 2pm on Saturdays. Click here to book a tour.


Maryland's first Absinthe, Tenth Ward Distilling Company, Frederick, Maryland

How are you not supposed to drink Absinthe?
DO NOT SET IT ON FIRE! Absinthe is generally a high proof spirit and ours comes in at 140 so we’d rather dilute our beautiful green fairy with a little water. Also, DO NOT take straight shots of it 🙂

How are you supposed to drink Absinthe?
A 3:1 is recommended — 3 parts water, 1 part absinthe (or dilute to preference). Traditionally it is also offered with a sugar cube so feel free and sweeten to taste. Here are some simple steps on how to enjoy your Tenth Ward Absinthe Nouvelle:

  1. Pour 1 oz absinthe into a glass
  2. Lay sugar cube on top of a perforated absinthe spoon
  3. Slowly drip cold ice water over the sugar into the absinthe using whatever is on hand – fountain, brouilleur, pitcher, etc.
  4. Stir and enjoy!

Can I mix it into a cocktail?
Yes please! Take a look below for our delicious recommendations —




Tenth Ward Distilling Company
55 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
(301) 360-5888


Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm


The following parking is available: metered street parking and two nearby parking garages: West Patrick Street Garage & Church Street Garage. Limited weekend parking is available directly behind our building; accessible by East Church Street, behind Winchester Hall.