Dragonfyre Distillery

Makers of Dragonfyre

Vincent and Donna Pedini at the tasting room bar of Dragonfyre Distillery

Dragonfyre Distillery was established in 2015 by the husband and wife team of Vincent and Donna Pedini.
A New York State Farm Distillery and produce spirits from locally grown ingredients.
We  are committed to producing the finest distilled spirits from quality  ingredients grown on local farms to support our friends and neighbors in  our community.
NO neutral spirits used from other distilleries to blend with our  spirits, if we didn’t distill it,
it’s not in our bottle!
Sharing our passion for creating a unique tasting room experience,  trading stories with our customers, and taking them through our process is what it’s all about.
Dragonfyre Distillery is located  on top of a  hill in Central New York’s Cortland County. Cortland  is the home of both the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons, and Dragonfyre  Distillery LLC, so Dragons are part of Cortland’s history!
The Distillery and Tasting Room are an experience for all whiskey (and dragon) lovers  to enjoy. We’ve put together not just a distillery, but a destination!
   Come and taste the spirits of the dragon, produced using our hand made copper still, and served in our unique tasting room. Hand crafting whiskies from locally grown ingredients in small batches is our passion!
Enjoy the picturesque enchantment of our location where all things are possible, and you may even see a dragon or two.

Meet the denizens of the distillery below!

They Whom Take Careth of Things

Vincent standing with the 25 gallon copper still he built and a mash tun in the background he also built.

He whom maketh spirits

Vince, The Keeper of the Distillery.

Other  duties include Grinder of the Grains, Maker of the Mash, Master of the  Still, Wielder of the Mop, Filler of the Bottles, Writer of the Labels,  Filer of the Paperwork (and more paperwork), Greeter of Customers,  Conductor of the Nickel Tour, and everything else that needs to be done  that Donna doesn’t do.

Favorite Quote: “It’s just a flesh wound!”

silly picture of Donna with a crow on her head

She whom maketh Art

Donna, Artist in Residence

She wears many hats, including Caretaker of the Castle and Counter of Magic Beans, and everything else that needs to be done that Vince doesn’t do. 

Favorite Quote:”It simply isn’t a story worth telling if there aren’t any Dragons in it”

Betty the dragon and Sr Lea Ksalot holding a shrubery

Most Holey Knight

Sir Lea Kaslot 

His duties include greeting and participating in
photo ops with our customers, and other PR related activities. 

Favorite Quote: “Bring me a Shrubbery!”
(he already has one, but you can never have too many shrubberies!)

Betty the dragon and a bottle of Dragon Moon Shadow corn whiskey

The Dragon


Betty’s duties include Protection of the Dragon’s Gold and the Guardianship of the Distillery. Betty is the type of dragon that will toast and eat you and ask questions later

Favorite Quote: “If you can’t take the heat, don’t tickle the Dragon”

Al the dragon with Sr Char D'ALot

Most Toasted Knight

Sir Char D’Alot (also known by his close friends as Steve)

His  duties (or follies, as we call them) are to taunt and provoke the  dragons without any cares to the consequences of his actions.

Favorite Quote: “Badges?? We don’t need no stinking badges!”

Sylvie the Steampunk Fairy with a bottle of Dragons gold bourbon whiskey and a Steampunk chalice.

She whom is called Sylvie

She loves pouring drinks and conversing with the magical creatures stopping by the distillery. 

favorite quote “There’s no such thing as too much glitter!”

Castillostench the whiskey troll and a bottle of JP's Brown bag whiskey

The Whiskey Troll

Usually found lurking in the rest room of the distillery, good old Castillostench the troll can be heard running water and making odd noises.

favorite quote “Go Away!”

Chompsky the Gnome in front of a mushroom near the Hobbit door of Dragonfyre Distillery.

Gnome Man is alone

Chompsky is usually found next to the hobbit hole at the distillery. He is very mischievous and should be avoided. Please don’t feed the Gnomes! 

favorite quote “To Gnome me is to love me”

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