Our Philosophy...


You strive to live life to the fullest and demand satisfaction from all you experience. You hunger to breathe everything deeply into your soul and appreciate all the sensations. This is how the Paluzzi family lives and how they distill their spirits.  Our spirits are meant to be sipped, with each drop lingering on the pallet for a fully enjoyable sensation.


The Church...

Falls Church Distillers is an award-winning distillery located in the Virginia suburbs just outside of the Nation’s Capital. As a uniquely licensed distillery, you are invited to stay awhile, enjoy a wonderful meal, plentiful and varied libations and all in the craft environment that is a small batch distillery. 


The Core Family team...

My oldest son, Lorenzo, and I opened Falls Church Distillers to follow a heritage passion.  I grew up in the NorthEast part of the Country in a small town that was predominately populated by Italian immigrants whose customs do not only include great food and art, but also the making of wine and liquors.

Beyond the ethnic roots, I also had a family exposure to the retail environment and later, after a tour in the USAF (a family service tradition that I am proud to say my youngest son A1C Christian Paluzzi is currently continuing) where I was educated in computer communications, I applied those combined experiences and developed skills into a 35 year successful sales and management career.  Lorenzo has focused his education in chemistry.

Lorenzo and I plan to take my lifetime of acquired business skills and experiences, add in Lorenzo’s chemistry knowledge, and apply them to the building of a craft spirits manufacturer. 

This progression to making spirits is a natural and common sense one if you consider a maturing and more discerning taste, market growth bell curve, and the opportunity to enter a burgeoning market opportunity at an amazing inflection point.


We hope you will stop by and check us and our spirit offerings out. We promise to do our best not to disappoint.




CEO, Michael Paluzzi

• USAF veteran
• University of San Francisco Alumni
• 40 year sales and marketing executive in the high tech industry
• Successfully grew and ran $50M+ business
• WSET Level 2 certified
• Successfully completed Downslope Distillery distillation training
• Internship experience with recipes and processes 2+ years
• Virginia ABC RSVP and MART certified
• ServSafe certified


Chief Distiller, Lorenzo Paluzzi

• Degree in Chemistry
• Internship experience with recipes and processes 2+ years


442 S. Washington Street, Ste A

Falls Church, VA 22046



Mon, Weds, & Thurs  4:30pm - 11:30pm

Tuesday - Closed to Public; Private Parties Only

Fri-Sat  11:30am - 11:30pm

Sunday  11:30am - 8:30pm

Happy Hour Mon-Fri  Open - 8:00pmxt


Should you wish to join our team

Contact us at info@fcdistillers.com

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