Welcome to MDC at the Firehouse!

Big things are happening at MDC!  

We've broken ground on our new distillery, in the former Riverhead Fire Department Headquarters.  Located in the heart of Riverhead, Long Island, our fully operational distillery & tasting room will be a great spot to hang out, enjoy a drink, purchase our products, take a tour and have fun with family & friends.  Read more details in the 

We can't wait to see you there!

MDC head distiller

Matthew Ellis

We're thrilled to announce that Matt Ellis has joined  the MDC family as our new Head Distiller.   Matt learned the trade as an apprentice under esteemed Master Distiller Brandon Collins, before branching out on his own and joining MDC.  Growing up on the North Fork, Matt’s interests as a distiller include showcasing locally grown grains and other products and building a brand that represents the community that he grew up in as a whole.   Matt will be playing an integral role in bringing the vision for "MDC at the Firehouse", our new distillery & tasting room in Riverhead, NY, to life.


Local History

The Riverhead Firehouse

Riverhead first organized a fire company in 1836.  In 1931, a firehouse was built on Second Street and the Riverhead Fire Department occupied the building until 2008.  This structure is listed on the town's registry of local landmarks.  Today it is home to Montauk Distilling Co.  We are proud to occupy such an important historic site in Riverhead and share our locally distilled spirits with visitors from near and far.  Please stop in and say hello!