Visit us for a tasting of our year-round and seasonal spirits!


Smoked Corn Whiskey

80% smoked corn, 20% malted barley

Mezcal and scotch like notes, hints of smoke,campfire, wood, butter, and sweet corn

Caraway Rye

70% malted rye, 30% malted barley, mashed with caraway seeds

Aquavit-like notes, hints of malt, warm spice,chocolate, anise, and stone fruit


Limited Time Only! Distilled local mead, aged in an unused charred oak barrel, and sweetened with local clover honey

Honey, vanilla, oak, caramel,and honeycomb perfume notes

Absinthe Nouvelle

Maryland’s first Absinthe! Distilled with grand wormwood, aniseed, and fennel; colored with small wormwood, hyssop, and lemon balm

Rich licorice, complex herbal profile, and floral


Now offering an interactive tour and tasting experience for $10 on Saturdays at 12pm and 2pm. No reservations needed, first come first served; tour includes a branded Glenn Cairn glass!

Check out our Spirits Flavor Wheel created for us by Modern Bar Cart (who makes the yummy bitters we sell in our tasting room!). We use this flavor wheel to pinpoint specific smells and tasting notes while we sample our spirits. Click here for the full version.


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.

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 2pm and 4pm on Saturdays. No need to call ahead of time or schedule.


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-Tuesday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 11:00am-8:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm


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.