HILLROCK ESTATE DISTILLERYADDRESS
408 Pooles Hill Road
Ancram, NY 12502
By reservation onlyTASTING FEES
Yes, with tasting
HILLROCK ESTATE DISTILLERY IS LOCATED in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, two hours north of New York City, overlooking the distant Berkshire Mountains. Prime farmland, crystal clear water, and a favorable climate create a unique terroir which is profoundly expressed in Hillrock’s artisanal whiskeys. Proud to be one of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world, Hillrock is also the first U.S. distillery since before Prohibition to floor malt and hand craft whiskey on site from estate-grown grain. Led by Owner Jeffrey Baker and renowned Master Distiller David Pickerell, Hillrock’s commitment to quality embodies the rich history of craft distilling in the Hudson Valley.
By controlling every aspect of production from planting and harvesting heirloom grains, to traditionally floor malting our own grain, to crafting whiskies in our 250-gallon copper pot still, to aging in small oak barrels and hand bottling, we are able to create premium whiskies unique to the Hillrock Estate. The Hillrock portfolio is currently comprised of Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon, the first U.S.-aged Solera product; Hillrock Estate Single Malt Whiskey, slated for release in June 2013; Hillrock Estate Rye Whiskey, slated for release in fall 2013; and Hillrock Estate Bourbon expected in the next few years.
The foundation of the Hillrock Estate is the family of experienced industry professionals committed to ensuring paramount quality, innovation, and collaboration in the craft industry. The team is comprised of Jeffrey Baker, Owner; David Pickerell, Master Distiller; Timothy Welly, Head of Operations & Distiller; and Danielle Eddy, Director of PR/Marketing & Sales. With a collective knowledge of more than 65 years experience, the team blends their widespread knowledge and passions into producing a distinctive spirit indicative of Hillrock’s ideals
The 1806 Georgian House overlooks the Distillery, Malt House and Granary which are located at the center of the Hillrock Estate in a state-of-the-art complex surrounded by rolling grain fields. Hillrock House was carefully restored in 2006 and the Palladian window above the entry is proudly displayed on the Hillrock bottle. Integrated into the landscape, the traditional barn structures of the distillery complex were designed to convey a simple, timeless elegance. The complex also forms the heart of our “field-to-glass” craft distilling operation. The distillery is open for reserved weekend tours, tastings and whiskey purchase..
The world's first American whiskey aged according to the centuries-old Solera process historically used to create exceptional Sherries, Ports, Madeiras, and Cognacs. The whiskey is finished in Oloroso Sherry casks giving the bourbon a sweet, yet slightly spicy balance.SINGLE MALT WHISKEY
Hand-crafted from Estate-grown organic barley, floormalted and smoked on-site in the only malthouse in NY State, then distilled, aged and bottled by hand. Prominent flavors of cinnamon and clove designate the Estate’s terroir in the first New York “field-to-glass” whiskey since before Prohibition. Available June 2013.