Desert Diamond Distillery is AZ’s oldest craft distillery. It was established in March of 2009 on a small parcel in the Kingman Airport Industrial Complex. Owned and operated by the Patt family, D3 spent the year building their business from the ground up. D3 opened its doors April 1, 2010, and just celebrated their 9th year in business. The Patt family started looking into the liquor industry in 2005. They were mainly thinking wineries or breweries, but they happened to attend a distilling conference and they reconsidered their options. Soon, the distillery option was in the lead and the rest is history! After winning international awards for the last nine years, the Patt family is excited about the possibilities in this industry, and especially in Arizona. The climate is perfect for aging. The production room has a state of the art still from Arnold Holstein in Germany, and the tanks were made and installed from Bavarian Breweries out of CA. This 1000 L still has a double stack and has a semi automation process that was one of the first in the craft industry, designed and implemented by Bavarian-Holstein Partners. Tours are available.
"Desert Diamond Distillery is an oasis in the desert. Located at the Kingman Industrial Airport Complex, it is hidden away and takes an adventurer to find, yet it is only four miles from I-40 and the highway 66 exit (Andy Devine Blvd.). Offering rum & whiskey tastings since 2010 and adding cocktails at their historic bar in 2014, lunch is now being offered in 2020. Train Car seating for lunch requires a reservation but if there is room, you can sit on the historic train car #30 to "dine-in". Walk-ins are welcome for tastings and cocktails, tours will be available by reservation online or by phone. There is some walk-in availability on tours as well. *Special Event reservations are now being quoted out - weddings, meetings, anniversaries, birthdays - plan your event in our historic train car* Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Distillery Hours 10 am - 5 pm; until 6 pm on Friday & Saturday. Lunch hours: 11 am until 4 pm.