About Us

It is our love for the water and storied beaches of Montauk, Long Island—known to locals as “The End”—that has led to the birth of the Montauk Distilling Co.
During the times of prohibition, pirates (or rum runners as they were known locally) would use Montauk as a drop-off point for their liquor; legend has it that Captain Kidd himself left two chests of loot in Money Pond.
These enchanting tales of buried treasure and rum in the dunes led to beach bonfire fueled conversations, and the desire to create a spirit that reflected a taste for adventure.

MDC is family-owned-and-operated at a small scale. We salute the rich history of the distillation craft, all the while bringing a fresh, new approach with locally-sourced botanicals. We aim to turn our traditional liquors into bolder, stronger-flavored spirits that evoke the spirit and legacy of our Montauk heritage.

Our ambition: to become a leader in craft distillation and a “drink local advocate” from Montauk to Manhattan and beyond.

As a part of the Riverhead community we take pride in providing a family friendly atmosphere where people can come to listen to live music and receive education about the building’s history. We offer tours of not only the distillery, but also the firehouse itself. With live music, education, food, and—of course—spirits, we hope to provide a space where everyone, young and old, can come to appreciate, and live, the Montauk life.


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In the community

Community service and charitable involvement is at the heart of everything the Montauk Distilling Company does. To that end, they have partnered with several local and national charities to ensure that they give back to the communities that mean so much to them.

In addition to sponsoring the Montauk Film Festival, they do extensive work with the NYC Hospitality Alliance, as well as support St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Cardinal’s Committee for Catholic Charities, The Darien Foundation, The Darien Depot Youth Center, the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, and the St. Patrick’s Day Foundation.

Meet the Team

Leucio Iacobelli


The creative force behind MDC, Leucio started the company in his kitchen in Queens. He has long been a top performer in the financial services industry, currently serving as senior salesman at FC Stone. He attended Pace University and NYU Stern Business School.

Tom Joyce


Joined MDC in 2017 with more than 35 years of experience in the financial services arena, most recently serving as Chairman and CEO of Knight Capital Group. Under his leadership, Knight grew from $400 million in revenues to $1.2 billion in revenue and $250MM pretax income. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics.

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