West End Distillery

Our mission at West End Distillery (formerly Fifth Element Spirits) is to use the finest, locally-sourced fruits, grains, roots, and herbs to produce top-shelf spirits and that embody flavors and styles uniquely Appalachian. After a long renovation & permit process, we began production in 2019, a block from the West End Ciderhouse, in the westside neighborhood of Athens, Ohio.

West End Distillery Tasting Room offers handcrafted spirits and ciders, created from near-at-hand grains, fruits, herbs, and roots, including 58 month bourbon, grape vodka, spicebush gin, and coffee liquor. This event space offers high ceilings, natural light, and regional artworks.