The Story thus far...
Distillation is a marriage of art and science, defined by its goal to purify and refine. It's meant to extract a pure substance from a complex base.
"White dog" is slang for moonshine; it embodies the crisp, simple, nature of whiskey fresh from the still. Without first having developed a tasty, unaged spirit that can stand on its own, a distiller's complex, barrel-aged spirit has no foundation on which to stand.
All great spirits begin as "white dog", but it's only through time and dedication that they develop into the complex and flavorful aged expressions we all know.
White Dog Distilling is a passion... for making finely crafted spirits.
White Dog Distilling is a spirit... for making things from scratch.
White Dog Distilling is a journey... from grain to glass.
It was founded in 2016 by Carlo and Alecia Catucci with these philosophies at heart. Supported by their respective backgrounds in science and culinary art, the duo had one goal: to produce high-quality distilled spirits that appeal to both novice spirit drinkers and longtime enthusiasts.
Alongside longtime friends Vin Greene and Eric Sylvestre, they worked to build not just a team but a distilling family that they could call their "Pack". Together "The Pack" transformed a modestly sized historic mill space into a functional micro-distillery and tasting room in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and have continued to grow since.
Since day one White Dog has remained a labor of love for The Pack. Motivated by their passion for spirits and cocktails, and their unrelenting desire to create from scratch something that is uniquely theirs, The Pack constantly strives for perfection in their products and seek to never sell a single drop that they themselves wouldn't drink.