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Black Shire Distillery

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The lineup of spirits handcrafted by our distiller, Derek LeRoy, includes bourbon, rye whiskey, gin, eau de vie, vodka and blackberry whiskey.
The Gutenberg Tasting Room is open for tastings year round in the heart of Hermann.
The distillery is located on Hermann Farm Museum's grounds, and tastings are offered as part of the tours of the farm.
Our rickhouse, which is where barrels of bourbon and rye are aged, is in a barn that's original to the farm and dates to the 1850s.
One of the original barns on Hermann Farm serves at our rickhouse, where we age bourbon and rye.
We offer sensory tastings at the distillery by appointment.

Explore an artisan distillery with German roots. Tucked into the scenic hills along the Missouri River on the historic Hermann Farm, Black Shire Distillery offers meticulously handcrafted spirits and a truly memorable experience. 

Our distillery is located on an historic 1840s still site, and our distiller, Derek LeRoy, continues the tradition and legacy of German distilling as we craft small-batch, high-quality spirits. We offer bourbon, blended whiskey, an American gin, eau de vie, vodka, a best-selling blackberry whiskey and rye, which is our distiller’s favorite offering. Look for limited-release seasonal gins and vermouths as well as our cask-aged brandy to be released soon.

Our spirits are only available here, so please visit us and enjoy a taste during a tour of the Farm as you explore the grounds, or you may join us at our tasting room on Gutenberg Street at the Hofgarten, in downtown Hermann.



111 Gutenberg St.
Hermann, MO 65041

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
Discounts Offered
Group Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Suitable For These Age Groups
Adults (must Be 21)
Types Of Payment Accepted
American Express Card
Personal Check