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KO distilling was founded by former US Merchant Marines and Navy Reservists Bill Karlson and John O'Mara. These entrepreneurs weren’t content with sitting idle after their retirements, so in 2013 they began their journey to create craft spirits with local ingredients and high-quality methods. Bill and John’s backgrounds in engineering inspire their advanced distilling processes, and their passion for great spirits drives their attention to quality and detail.
The distillery offers a wide range of spirits, all of which are Certified Craft Distilled, Kosher, and Virginia's Finest. Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon, Rye, and Wheat Whiskeys are available in Small Batch, Single Barrel, and Cask Strength Expressions, and Bare Knuckle American Whiskey is their moonshine-style, unaged offering. Battle Standard 142 American Dry Style Gins are available in bold Navy Strength, classic Standard Strength, and oaky Barrel-Finished varieties.
KO Distilling opened its tasting room to the public in 2015, and it has been a welcoming destination ever since. Visitors can enjoy a firsthand look at the distilling process on a guided tour through the facility or enjoy a spirit or cocktail tasting in the spacious tasting room and patio. The distillery is available for private functions, and KO hosts special events throughout the year.
- Pet Friendly
- LGBT Friendly
- Admission is free; guided tours, tastings, merchandise, and spirit bottles are available for purchase
Last Updated: 07/08/2020
10225 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA 201100.5 MI
9601 Wellington Road
Manassas, VA 201100.68 MI