Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

We have game day parking!

Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

We have game day parking!

Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

Let Seven Three Distilling Co. be your one-stop on game day. We will be providing secure parking spots that must be reserved in advance for all game days this football season. Have your pre-game routine in place now so all you have to do on game day is enjoy cocktails and cheer.

To reserve, email info@seventhreedistilling.com. Spots are limited.

Seven Three Distillery Unveils:1718-2024 The Rich Tapestry of New Orleans Distilling History

New Orleans Distillery Tours Fill Your Own Bottle

In the heart of the vibrant New Orleans, where the scent of spices mingles with jazz melodies, lies a hidden gem deeply embedded in the city’s cultural fabric – its illustrious distilling tradition. From the clandestine speakeasies of Prohibition to the resurgence of craft distilleries today, the journey of distillation in New Orleans is a captivating saga of resilience, innovation, and an unwavering connection to its unique past. Today, the Seven Three Distillery continues these time honored traditions of distilling in the Big Easy.

Prohibition Era: A Time of Adversity and Ingenuity

As the roaring ’20s brought forth an era of indulgence and defiance across the nation, New Orleans stood at the forefront of a nationwide prohibition movement. The 18th Amendment cast a shadow over the production, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages, resulting in the closure of many distilleries and the rise of underground speakeasies.

Yet, true to its spirit of defiance and resourcefulness, New Orleans adapted to the challenges of Prohibition. Bootleggers and moonshiners flourished in the shadows, clandestinely producing spirits in hidden stills tucked away in the bayous and back alleys of the city. These illicit operations not only sustained the spirit of distillation but also paved the way for the resurgence of the craft in later years.

Vintage photo of a clandestine distillery during Prohibition
Vintage photo of a clandestine distillery during Prohibition

Revival: Craft Distilleries in the Modern Era

Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, New Orleans witnessed a gradual resurgence of its distilling heritage. While the landscape of the industry had transformed significantly, with larger corporations dominating the market, the spirit of artisanal craftsmanship persevered among a select few.

In recent decades, a renaissance of sorts has taken place, with a growing number of boutique distilleries reclaiming the city’s legacy of handcrafted spirits. These modern-day artisans draw inspiration from New Orleans’ rich cultural tapestry, infusing traditional techniques with contemporary innovation to produce a diverse array of high-quality spirits that pay homage to the city’s vibrant heritage.

Getting the still ready for another batch
Getting the still ready for another batch

Celebrating Tradition: Distilling in the Heart of the Crescent City with Seven Three Distillery

Nestled in the heart of New Orleans, Seven Three Distillery stands as a beacon of the city’s enduring spirit and rich distilling legacy. With a profound appreciation for tradition and an unwavering commitment to quality, we honor the time-honored techniques passed down through generations while embracing innovation to craft spirits that encapsulate the essence of the Crescent City.

From our meticulously crafted bourbon, aged to perfection in charred oak barrels, to our small-batch gin infused with locally sourced botanicals, each of Seven Three Distillery’s spirits tells a story of craftsmanship, passion, and a profound connection to the soul of New Orleans.

Wall of Bywater Bourbon aging
Wall of Bywater Bourbon aging

Embracing the Future: A Toast to New Beginnings

As we raise a glass to the storied history of distilling in New Orleans, we also look ahead to the future with excitement and anticipation. With an ever-growing appreciation for artisanal spirits and a renewed interest in the craft, the stage is set for a new chapter in the city’s distilling saga.

Driven by a shared passion for quality and authenticity, Seven Three Distillery remains steadfast in preserving and celebrating the rich heritage of New Orleans while charting a course toward innovation and excellence. Join us on this journey as we continue to raise the bar and toast to the enduring legacy of distilling in the Crescent City.

The Seven Three Distilling Company team
The Seven Three Distilling Company team

Conclusion

In conclusion, the history of distilling in New Orleans is a testament to resilience, ingenuity, and a profound connection to the city’s vibrant cultural heritage. From the clandestine stills of Prohibition to the thriving craft distilleries of today, the spirit of New Orleans lives on in every bottle crafted by Seven Three Distillery, weaving together the threads of tradition, innovation, and a shared love for fine spirits. As we raise our glasses to the past, let us also look forward to a future filled with endless possibilities and a toast to the enduring legacy of distilling in the Crescent City.

Want to Learn more about the great city of New Orleans? We highly recommend you check out Cajun Encounters Tour Company or New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours to learn more about our great city!

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