easySpeak Distillery to Open in Milford


By Terry Rogers

Opening a distillery and brew pub in Milford has been the dream of Zack King for more than a year. In October 2016, City Council approved his request to open such an establishment on Milford-Harrington Highway next to Grant & Sons Roofing. Since that time, he and Marissa Cordell have been working on easySpeak, a distillery and restaurant on Milford-Harrington Highway. They are tentatively planning on opening in November.

“We have had so much help from friends and family with this project and we couldn’t be more thankful for that,” Ms. Cordell said. “The concept was created by Zack. He’s been working hard for well over a year planning a restaurant from the ground up. He’s always had a passion for distilling and has done many interesting and unique things with distilling of spirits that we are excited to share with the Milford community.”

The distillery and restaurant will occupy a 3,500 square-foot space in a building next to Grant & Son Roofing on Milford-Harrington Highway. Ms. Cordell said that she and Zack designed every inch of the building from the design on the floors, color schemes and the industrial décor.

“Pinterest has become my best friend over the past few months,” Ms. Cordell said. “We will offer a mixture of everything at easySpeak, including beer, wines and spirits in addition to our own. Our food menu will be very simple and feature mainly smoked and wood-fired items. We also plan to offer gourmet bar snacks.” King created every item down to the ingredients used in the items offered on the menu. 

The distillery will be located at the site and there will be distillery tours available. easySpeak is taking applications for servers, bartenders, distillers and back-of-house staff. They hope to begin holding interviews within the next few weeks.

“We’ve continued with our dream for easySpeak and we are confident that we can overcome any obstacles at this point. We are looking forward to getting to know everyone in the Milford community and participating as much as possible in local events. We are excited to begin this new journey with everyone.”

More information on the business can be found on the easySpeak Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/easyspeak.spirits.

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