TUTHILLTOWN SPIRITS DISTILLERYADDRESS
14 Grist Mill Lane
Gardiner, NY 12525
Varies by season;
Open year round
Tasting: $10 per person
Tasting & Tour: $15 per person
Ralph Erenzo and Brian LeeMANAGER
The entire team contributes to the production of our products.
BEFORE PROHIBITION more than 1,000 farm distillers produced alcohol from New York grains and fruits. Tuthilltown Spirits brings the tradition of small batch distillation back to the Hudson Valley, distilling whiskeys which were the first legally distilled and aged grain spirits produced in New York since Prohibition. New York’s first Bourbon is HUDSON BABY BOURBON, distilled from 100% New York corn.
For 220 years Tuthilltown Gristmill, a landmark which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, used waterpower to render local grains to flour. In 2001 Ralph Erenzo and Vicki Morgan acquired the property and with the help of partner Brian Lee, they converted one of the mill granaries to a micro-distillery. Two and a half years later, Tuthilltown Spirits produced their first batches of vodka from scraps they collected at a local apple slicing plant.
Today, Tuthilltown Spirits distills vodkas from apples grown at orchards less than five miles away and whiskeys using grain harvested by farmers less than ten miles away. The farm distillery also produces rum, eau de vie, brandy, absinthe, and liqueurs. Guests are welcome to stop in for tastings during store hours and tours are offered by appointment.
Tuthilltown Spirits proudly celebrates the following achievements:
2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competion
– Double Gold Medal: Hudson 4 Grain Bourbon
– Gold Medal: Hudson Baby Bourbon
– Silver Medal: Hudson Single Malt Whiskey
– Silver Medal: Hudson Corn Whiskey
2012 International Wines & Spirits Competition
–Silver Medal: Hudson Baby Bourbon
–Silver Medal: Hudson 4 Grain Bourbon
– Bronze Medal: Hudson NY Corn Whiskey
– Bronze Medal: Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey
2012 American Distilling Institute Competition
– Silver Medal, Hudson Four Grain Whiskey
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
– Silver Medal, Hudson New York Corn Whiskey
– Bronze Medal, Hudson Four Grain Bourbon
– Silver Medal, Hudson Manhattan Rye
– Silver Medal, Hudson New York Single Malt
2011 San Francisco International Wine and Spirits Competition
– Double Gold Medal, Hudson Baby Bourbon
2011 Craft Whiskey Distillery of the Year, Tuthilltown Spirits, Whisky Magazine
2011 Craft Whiskey of the Year, Hudson Four Grain Bourbon, Whisky Guild
2010: American Artisan Distillery of the Year, Tuthilltown Spirits, American Distillers Institute
2010 Best New American Whiskeys of the Year, Hudson Whiskeys, Food & Wine Magazine
2010: Best Package Award, Hudson Manhattan Rye, American Distillers Institute
Each hand-made batch is truly unrepeatable. Call the tasting room to inquire about the distillers’ favorite batch numbers of the season.FARM MARKETS
New laws allowing distilled spirits sales at farm markets will be passed soon! Please keep an eye out for Tuthilltown Spirits at the farm markets nearest you.