On 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 with any questions or wholesale orders. Can’t wait to see you all downtown!
Are you a bar, restaurant, or liquor store in the Western New York area who is interested in carrying Lockhouse Vodka? If so, please fill out our Lockhouse New Account Packet, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 27th, 2013, the Buffalo News published a great article on the opening of our distillery and the launch of vodka sales. Unfortunately the article suggests we add sugar to our ferment, which we do not. The Buffalo News has been kind enough to correct the online version. We apologize for any confusion.
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!
Eight 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.
More good news from New York State: Boonshine! Gov. Cuomo gives OK for state micro-distillers to sell booze at farmers’ markets and fairs – NY Daily News.
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.
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.