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Tall Ship Distillery has sailed into port in Dover NH! Offering free tours and tastings. Open Monday to Friday 10AM to 6PM; Saturday 12Noon to 5PM.



This is our initial and flagship product. It’s made from molasses, brown sugar, and water, fermented, then distilled in our all-copper 250-gallon pot still. This rum is smooth and delicious on its own, and is the basis for our flavored rums.


We start with our White Island Rum, then add lemon extract, orange zest, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. We let these spices soak into the tank of rum for up to 2 weeks. The result is a fine and flavorful spiced rum that makes fine cocktails!


Our most popular rum! This too begins with our White Island Rum, and is then flavored with fresh apples and maple. The apples contribute to the smoothness, while the maple flavoring gives this rich, dark rum a unique maple twist!


This premium vodka is in honor of fallen Greenland NH Police Chief Michael Maloney, deriving its name from the Chief’s badge number – 260. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product benefit the Chief Michael Maloney Fund. Made with molasses and distilled 4 times, this smooth vodka is like no other you’ve tasted!


Only available for purchase directly from our distillery!  This fine sipping rum is made by aging our White Island Rum in medium-charred, American white oak barrels.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 6:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 6:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 6:00
Thursday 10:00 - 6:00
Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00
Sunday Closed
call: + 1 603 842 0098

2017 Tall Ship Distillery Television Spot

The 2017 Tall Ship television spot is now airing, but why wait? Watch it here, now.


John Pantelakos, owner of Tall Ship distillery, located in Dover New Hampshire, is interviewed by The Chef's Plate. How did Tall ship get its start? Is there more than just rum distilling at Tall Ship? Watch and find out.




1.5oz Tall Ship Cedar Island Spiced Rum
0.5oz Amaretto
1oz Cranberry Juice
1oz Orange Juice
1oz Pineapple Juice Grenadine to Taste

Combine all ingredients in shaker over ice and shake vigorously! Strain over a full glass of ice and garnish with a fresh lemon wheel.

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1oz Tall Ship White Island Rum
1/2 a Fresh Squeezed Lime
3 Fresh Mint Leaves
1.5oz Watermelon Juice
Top off with Sprite

Combine white rum, juice of 1/2 a lime, 3 spanked mint leaves, and watermelon juice over ice; Shake vigorously! Strain over a full glass of ice and top off with Sprite. Garnish with a few fresh mint leaves!

Tall Ship Maple Bacon Rumtini

1oz Tall Ship Appledore Rum
0.5oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1 Tsp Cinnamon Sugar
0.5oz Maple Syrup
Cinnamon Sugar Rim
Garnish with Maple Bacon Ribbon skewered on Long Toothpick

Combine all ingredients over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into cinnamon sugar rimmed glass full of ice. Add skewered bacon ribbon across top.

Maloney Staycation

1oz Tall Ship 260 Vodka
0.5oz Banana Liqueur
2oz Coconut Water
1.5oz Strawberry Puree
0.5oz Cream of Coconut

Combine ingredients over ice, shake vigorously and strain over ice. Garnish with a skewered strawberry & banana.



John-Pantelakos-the-chefs-plateTall Ship Distillery is a dream come true for owner John Pantelakos. Over two years of 70 plus hours per week of hard work, determination and the unwavering support of Mary his wife of 32 years, family and friends, he was able to open the first liquor distillery in the city of Dover, NH since the 1700’s.

After researching the laws and beginning the process with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau early in 2012, then meeting with Dover city officials in May of 2013 (who fully embraced the idea) John went on to look for the right location. He didn’t have to look too far. A 1250 square foot space located at 32 Crosby Rd (unit 5) in Dover was just what he needed. After speaking with the real estate owners of his plans, they too were excited to have him as a tenant and lent their full support.

On July 1, 2013 work began on the distillery. It took 13 months of acquiring all of the necessary equipment to produce, bottle and label our products to be ready for inspection. Standing over 11 1/2 feet tall, a hand made 250 gallon all copper still and condenser tank built by the owner himself sits as the centerpiece
and workhorse of Tall Ship.

Opening for business on August 28,2014 offering White Island Rum as our initial and flagship product, and the response has been fantastic. Curious individuals on vacation from as far as Oslo Norway, Los Angeles California, Portland Oregon and local New Englanders alike have praised our creation and were excited to be able to purchase our rum directly from us to share and enjoy with friends.

John and the dedicated employees of Tall Ship Distillery would like to invite you to come to Tall Ship, take a tour, learn about our product, history and sample the spirits we are so proud to offer to our community. We hope to see you soon!



Tall Ship Distillery Crafts ‘High Quality’ Spirits

A small Garrison City distillery has become a leader in local spirits in New Hampshire. In 2014, John Pantelakos began making rum on Crosby Road. Since then, Tall Ship Distillery has become a well-known name in the local alcohol business...

260 Vodka Honors Slain Greenland Police Chief

A Dover distiller, related to former Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, has released a line of vodka in honor of Maloney, who was killed by a drug dealer April 12, 2012, eight days before his retirement.

The Oldest Town In New Hampshire That Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

Tall Ship Distillery is a small operation in Dover. It's the perfect place to take a tour, learn about the history of distilling and have a drink - all in the name of supporting local business of course.

New Hampshire Made

Tall Ship Distillery is a dream come true for Owner John Pantelakos. More than two years of hard work, determination, and support from his wife, Mary, as well as family members and friends, allowed him to open the first distillery in the city of Dover since the 1700’s.

Granite State Growler Tours

Granite State Growler Tours offers our guests a unique local brewery adventure. Hop on our bus with 14 of your new best friends and let “Greta the Growler Getta” transport you to fine craft breweries on New Hampshire’s historic seacoast.

7th Settlement Dover NH

7th Settlement Brewery is named for our home—Dover, New Hampshire—the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire, and 7th in the New World. We are a community-supported farm to table brewpub. But that’s just the short version. 7th Settlement is so much more.

Pixel Perfect Weddings

Thanks to Pixel Perfect Weddings for product images.



Tall Ship spirits can be purchased directly from our distillery located at 32 Crosby Rd, Unit 5 in Dover NH, or at the following NH State Liquor & Wine Outlets. Click on the map pins for location details, and directions.