White Dog Distilling
We are a local craft micro-distillery specializing in small batch whiskeys, rum, gin, limoncello and flavored moonshine.
- Business Profile
Distillation is a marriage of art and science, defined by its goal to purify and refine. It is meant to extract a pure substance from a complex base.
"White dog" is common slang for moonshine; it embodies the crisp, simple, nature of whiskey fresh from the still. Without first having developed a tasty, un-aged spirit that can stand on its own, a distiller's complex, barrel-aged spirit has no foundation on which to stand.
All great spirits begin as "white dog", but it's only through time and dedication that they develop into the complex and flavorful aged expressions often associated with distilled spirits.
White Dog Distilling is passion... for making finely crafted spirits. White Dog Distilling is spirit... for making things from scratch. White Dog Distilling is a journey... from grain to glass.
Please note that when facing the building from Mineral Spring Ave (the facade with the diner in front) parking and the tasting room entrance are to the left side of the building before the train tracks.
Whiskey - Only one step away from becoming bourbon, some of our un-aged corn whiskey has taken a detour onto our shelves and into our glasses. Distilled from 85% corn and 15% malted barley, this whiskey provides some sweetness but with a kick and offers up a glimpse of the bourbon it will someday transform into.
Puppy Bourbon - Distilled from 85% corn and 15% malted barley, our Puppy Bourbon is named so for its characteristically young age (5 months). Don't let its age fool you however, it's much more mature than it sounds. Our single barrel, cask strength, "puppies" have spent 5 months aging in 5-gallon barrels, a process that results in a surprisingly smooth and flavorful spirit in a much shorter amount of time when compared to traditional 40+ gallon barrels.
Cornucopia Whiskey - Cornucopia is defined as "an abundant supply of good things of a specified kind"; it's no wonder then, that we chose this name to describe our lightly aged, seasonally spiced, corn whiskey which is bursting at the seams with the natural flavors and aromas of fruits and spices. Sip it on a cool evening, or try it in an old-fashioned!
Lella's Limoncello - When asked about Lella's Limoncello our distiller, Carlo, often reminisces about visiting Rome where his Aunt Gabriella, Zia Lella as she was known, often tinkered with liquor infusions. Fond memories of her limoncello inspired Carlo to adopt the recipe and give it an American spin by utilizing our moonshine as the base spirit. Thus, Lella's Limoncello was born! A light tasting, lightly colored, and not all too sweet limoncello born in a Roman kitchen and perfected between two generations and two continents.
Howlin' Moonshine - Our Howlin' Moonshine begins as a neutral spirit and is specially flavored after distillation to provide a variety of flavored selections which rotate regularly. It's best served chilled or on the rocks and is perfect for those seeking a smoother and sweeter drinking experience. Make sure to ask a Pack member about our moonshine flavors of the moment!
CAUTION: It may have you howlin' at the moon
White Rum - Distilled from fine molasses and crystallized sugar cane, our White Rum is a smooth sipping experience which is ideal for those seeking a little more sweetness in their spirits without added sugar. Not in the mood to sip? It tastes great in a variety of summery cocktails!
Aged Rum - Our White Rum has grown up! Single barrel, cask strength, and aged in our ex-bourbon barrels, our Aged Rum is a high proof, smooth sipping experience. This spirit hits our bourbon barrels almost as soon as the whiskey flows out and therefore achieves a tremendous bourbon like quality which combines terrifically with the rums inherent sweetness.
Spiced Rum - Our White Rum has been infused with a variety of herbs and spices which have imbued this spirit with a uniquely flavorful quality that is far more sip-able than you might initially assume of a spiced rum. However, it still hands a certain character to a Rum & Cola or if you'd prefer to dream of a far off island... a Painkiller.
Gin - Ever hear someone say, "I hate gin. It tastes like pine trees"? We have. Which is why we aim to eschew the typical notions of what a gin should taste like. Utilizing a proprietary blend of botanicals we have painstakingly crafted a spirit that remains gin by definition but hardly resembles your typical London Dry. Light and refreshing with some notes of spice, this spirit is the farthest thing from being a "tree in a glass" .
Meet Your Seller
White Dog Distilling was founded in 2016 by the husband/wife team of Carlo and Alecia Catucci based on these philosophies. Bolstered by Carlo's background in physics and Alecia's culinary and product development experience, they set forth with one goal in mind: to produce high quality distilled spirits that could appeal to both novice spirit drinkers and longtime aficionados alike.
Along with longtime friends Vincent Greene and Eric Sylvestre, who share their passion and vision for distilling, they began to build their distilling family aptly dubbed "The Pack".
Together the four transformed a modestly sized historic mill space into a functional micro-distillery and tasting room in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Since day one White Dog has remained a labor of love for The Pack. Motivated by their passion for spirits and cocktails, and their unrelenting desire to create something from scratch that is uniquely theirs, The Pack constantly strives for perfection in their products and have sworn an oath to never sell a single drop that they themselves wouldn't want to drink.
- Pawtucket, RI
- Member since Oct 2022