Undoubtedly your head must be whirling from all the information on our site. That's understandable, ours is too. But just in case you have any lingering queries, we've included some answers to questions we've received in the past. Fret not, we're here for you.
May we suggest a drink to perk up your spirits before we continue? Lovely.
Q: Where can I find your products outside of the distillery?
A: In addition to luxuriating on the shelves of fine bars and restaurants across NJ and NY, our bottles can be found in liquor stores throughout these great states. If your favourite place doesn't yet carry Corgi, it would be an unquestioned act of wisdom and intellect to suggest us to them. And we would appreciate the leg up. You're looking particularly gorgeous today, by the way.
Q: Are you able to ship your products directly to me?
A: Alas, right now the law prevents us from shipping any products directly to consumers. But we believe that having fabulous spirits delivered to your door at the snap of your fingers is a right worth fighting for! That's why we've partnered with some brilliant legal minds who are pushing to change the law so we can ship bottles to all of our adoring fans, wherever they may live.
Q: Does your Earl Grey Gin contain caffeine?
A: Our hearts flutter enough from our love of gin, we're not sure they could handle caffeine as well! Rest assured that there is no caffeine in our products — our distillation process only extracts the flavours of the Earl Grey tea. We'll get our pulses racing through other means, thank you very much.
Q: Are your products really gluten-free?
A: They certainly are. We make all our gins and our vodka from potatoes, and they contain no gluten whatsoever. You've found your new, perfectly pourable companion.
Q: Do you only make spirits?
A: Yes we do, hence the name Corgi Spirits. Spirits are our passion (in addition to dogs). We believe that, in the same way that people can transform humble ingredients into alcohol, so too can alcohol transform people. And, for us, spirits are the most magical, alchemical, and versatile form of alcoholic beverage — they put personality in punches, character in cocktails, and perfectly proffer the proper proof for providing a pinch of panache.
THE DISTILLERY & LOCATION
Q: Are dogs allowed at the distillery?
A: Yes, we allow dogs outside at the distillery during the more temperate months, and we would love to meet your pup! Alas, the sticklers at the health code office won't let our furry friends indoors, but we promise that an equally enjoyable time will be had in our lot and/or underneath one of our tents. We do, however, demand proper behaviour from all of our guests. Anyone with a bad temper, aggression, loud mouth, uneasiness around others, or general poorly attitude is best left at home — that goes for people, too.
Q: Are children allowed at the distillery?
A: While we encourage parents to take some time to themselves and enjoy a date night or day date here without their kids, we understand the difficulty that sometimes takes to organize. We do allow guests under 21 on site on Saturdays and Sundays until 6pm, however they must be accompanied by an adult of legal drinking age. All underage guests will have their hands stamped to indicate to bartenders and staff that they are not of legal drinking age, and no underage guest is permitted to consume any alcohol under any circumstances.
Q: Do you have an outdoor space?
A: We do, but as of right now our outdoor space is a bit of a work in progress, so you'll have to bear with us. But what a masterpiece it will be when we're finished! In addition to outdoor tables, we'll have lush ivy, flower planters, tents for shade, and an assortment of food trucks to cater to your every culinary whim.
Q: Is smoking allowed at the distillery?
A: You're barking mad. No. No smoking anywhere on the property, including outside.
Q: Am I required to take a tour in order to try your products?
A: At the moment, yes, NJ state law demands it. We are however in the process of working with our phenomenal local legislators to amend the statutes to make tours optional, so that you can stop in and grab a cocktail without having to do the whole song and dance with us (even though it truly is a lovely song and dance).
THE TASTING ROOM
Q: Are tastings free?
A: We provide a limited quantity of tastings to each of our guests free of charge and with our most heartfelt compliments if they purchase a bottle to take home with them. If you're seeking a tasting alone, there is a small fee, but it's well worth it.
Q: Do you serve food at the distillery?
A: We are legally not allowed to prepare and serve food at the distillery. But hope for solid consumables is not lost! We always have light nibbles at the bar. And we will be partnering with local food trucks and hosting them outside our distillery during the warmer months so that you may perfectly pair your cocktails with some fabulous food.
Q: I don't drink alcohol / I'm the designated driver for the night. Do you serve non-alcoholic beverages?
A: Not all heroes wear capes, and oftentimes the praises of our teetotaling and designated driving friends go unsung. And that's a bloody shame, because you deserve it and we tip our caps to you. Please know that we have put as much attention into our Mocktails list as we did with any of our other cocktails so that you can raise a glass full of luscious liquid with your compatriots and feel right at home.
EVENTS & RESERVATIONS
Q: Do I need a reservation to visit?
A: Not at all! You're welcome to visit us at any time during normal business hours. If you have a larger group and would like to reserve The Lounge or the entire distillery for some privacy, please reach out to us. Otherwise, please be mindful that all of our seating is on a first come/first served basis, and people do clamour for our cocktails.
Q: It's my dog's birthday, can I host a party for her/him at your distillery?
A: YES! We would love to celebrate with your dog! Please contact us and we'll be happy to work out the details to reserve some space for you outside. Please note, however, that all of our canine companions must remain outdoors due to health code compliance. EMAIL HERE
Q: It's my boyfriend's/girlfriend's birthday, can I host a party for him/her at your distillery?
A: Absolutely not. Just kidding. Please refer to the answer above about dog birthdays and use the email link to reach out to us. We'd obviously love to have you.
Q: Do you host weddings at the distillery?
A: Congratulations, how lovely! Yes, we would be beyond flattered and delighted if you chose to have your special day at our humble distillery. To be truthful, we have not yet had a wedding here, but I'm sure we can get all the details sorted and ensure that everything is perfect. You can be our first wedding! How exciting!!!
Q: Do you host divorce parties at the distillery?
A: Yes! Out with the old! You do you now. Let's sing along to far-too-loud 90's music and sip on martinis together.
Q: Are there any other kinds of events you have?
A: The sky is the limit. Actually, our 26-foot ceiling is the limit, but that's pretty bloody high. We are planning on having plenty of additional events, and we are open to suggestions. Some of our ideas:
- Corgi dog meet-ups
- Dog adoption days
- Pub quiz trivia nights
- International gin & tonic day celebrations
- National gin day
- Charity galas
- Yoga mornings at the distillery
- Bottling nights
- Open mic nights