Lockhouse Distillery Is Moving


11222478_879741148729377_2597903661008528614_nOn Wednesday, July 8th we at Lockhouse will bid a fond farewell to to our beloved original distillery space in the Great Arrow Building (pictured). We’ll be closed for retail sales for the next several weeks while we move into our awesome new space in the Cobblestone District! Please check our website and social media for updates and establishments that carry our spirits, or feel free to call us at (716) 768-4898 with any questions or wholesale orders. Can’t wait to see you all downtown!

Lockhouse Kickstarter

Lockhouse Distillery (formerly Eight Buffalo Spirits LLC) is raising money on Kickstarter to fund the purchase of barrels for our whiskey launch. With the sale of vodka imminent, we are not turning our attention to the much slower and more expensive process of aging whiskey. Donors receive great prizes such as tshirts, flasks, barrels, classes, and even batches of vodka with their names on it. Please click below for more information!

Name Change

lockhouse_Header_picEight Buffalo Spirits LLC is now Lockhouse Distillery!  Unfortunately, we weren’t the only spirit brand with “Buffalo” in the name!  To avoid any potential trademark issues in the future, we decided to rename the distillery as something that was distinctly tied in to Buffalo’s rich history (and also a little bit shorter!).

Our vodka is in full production, and is just waiting on government label approval to begin selling.

Conditional Letter of Approval (!)

EIGHT BUFFALO SPIRITS LLC is pleased to announce that we have received a conditional letter of approval from the New York State Liquor Authority.  With this letter in hand, we can now apply for a permit from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco and Trade Bureau, which is the final step in our licensing process.  Once we receive approval from the TTB, New York State will issue us a license.

History of Prohibition Bottled Here – WSJ.com

Image credit: WSJ

KINGS COUNTY broke new ground by being the first distillery to open in New York City since Prohibition.  Our visit to their original space helped us decide that the time was right to start Eight Buffalo Spirits in Buffalo, NY.  Their expansion and move to larger space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is indicative of the growing artisanal culture in New York State and the country as a whole.  We couldn’t be more proud of their continued success.

History of Prohibition Bottled Here – WSJ.com.