Dragonfyre Distillery was established in 2015 by the husband and wife team of Vincent and Donna Pedini.
We are a New York State Farm Distillery and produce spirits from locally grown ingredients.
We are committed to producing the finest distilled spirits from quality ingredients grown on local farms to support our friends and neighbors in our community.
We do not import neutral spirits from other distilleries to blend with our spirits, if we didn’t distill it,
it’s not in our bottle!
We love sharing our passion for creating a unique tasting room experience, trading stories with our customers, and taking them through our process.
Dragonfyre Distillery is located on top of a hill in Central New York’s Cortland County. Cortland is the home of both the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, and Dragonfyre Distillery LLC, so Dragons are part of Cortland’s history!
The Distillery and Tasting Room are an experience for all whiskey (and dragon) lovers to enjoy. We’ve put together not just a distillery, but a destination!
Come and taste the spirits of the dragon, produced using our hand made copper still, and served in our unique tasting room. Hand crafting whiskies from locally grown ingredients in small batches is our passion!
Come enjoy the picturesque enchantment of our location where all things are possible, and you may even see a dragon or two.
Meet the denizens of the distillery below!
They Whom Take Careth of Things
He whom maketh spirits
Vince, The Keeper of the Distillery.
Other duties include Grinder of the Grains, Maker of the Mash, Master of the Still, Wielder of the Mop, Filler of the Bottles, Writer of the Labels, Filer of the Paperwork (and more paperwork), Greeter of Customers, Conductor of the Nickel Tour, and everything else that needs to be done that Donna doesn’t do.
Favorite Quote: “It’s just a flesh wound!”
She whom maketh Art
Donna, Artist in Residence
She wears many hats, including Caretaker of the Castle and Counter of Magic Beans, and everything else that needs to be done that Vince doesn’t do.
Favorite Quote:”It simply isn’t a story worth telling if there aren’t any Dragons in it”
Most Holey Knight
Sir Lea Kaslot
His duties include greeting and participating in
photo ops with our customers, and other PR related activities.
Favorite Quote: “Bring me a Shrubbery!”
(he already has one, but you can never have too many shrubberies!)
Betty’s duties include Protection of the Dragon’s Gold and the Guardianship of the Distillery. Betty is the type of dragon that will toast and eat you and ask questions later
Favorite Quote: “If you can’t take the heat, don’t tickle the Dragon”
Most Toasted Knight
Sir Char D’Alot (also known by his close friends as Steve)
His duties (or follies, as we call them) are to taunt and provoke the dragons without any cares to the consequences of his actions.
Favorite Quote: “Badges?? We don’t need no stinking badges!”
She whom is called Sylvie
She loves pouring drinks and conversing with the magical creatures stopping by the distillery.
favorite quote “There’s no such thing as too much glitter!”
The Whiskey Troll
Usually found lurking in the rest room of the distillery, good old Castillostench the troll can be heard running water and making odd noises.
favorite quote “Go Away!”
Gnome Man is alone
Chompsky is usually found next to the hobbit hole at the distillery. He is very mischievous and should be avoided. Please don’t feed the Gnomes!
favorite quote “To Gnome me is to love me”