West End Ciderworks and Distillery


Location: 237 West State Street, Athens

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Call: 740-591-2639

Welcome to the Distillery

The 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, production began in 2019, a block from the West End Ciderhouse, in the westside neighborhood of Athens, Ohio.

The Tasting Room offers handcrafted spirits and ciders, created from near-at-hand grains, fruits, herbs, and roots. This event space offers high ceilings, natural light, and regional artworks.