Harvest Spirits

Established 2006
Harvest Spirits distillery
Tasting Fee
$1 each
TOURS
Weekends: 12–5pm, free
Production
Small (less than 5,000 cases)
Owners
Derek Grout and Ashley Hartka
Distiller
Derek Grout

Harvest Spirits is seated in the beautiful Hudson River Valley and located at Golden Harvest Farms, a third-generation apple farm and iconic Columbia County fixture, known for its year-round farm stand, fresh fruit sales, pick-your-own apples, and of course, their delicious cider donuts.

Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery products are crafted in the “tree to bottle” method, with the apples grown steps from the distillery then pressed, fermented, distilled and bottled all on-site. Working closely with several local farms, Harvest Spirits is a true Farm Distillery, promoting strong ties among the local farmers and sharing information readily, from farm to bottle.

Savor This

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Check Harvest Spirits’ website to see what unique “cocktail parties” are coming up next at the distillery. Based on a different drink each time, past parties have been dedicated to Bloody Marys, Old Fashioneds, and pairing whiskeys with cigars.

Having helped to forge the way in New York craft distilling, Harvest Spirits received New York State’s first Farm Distillery license in 2007 and shortly after produced New York’s first Applejack since the prohibition era. Their award-winning spirits truly express the terroir of the Hudson River Valley and pay tribute to the abundant variety of the local fruit.

Step into the distillery and you will get a sense of the homegrown and eclectic mix that has created this iconic place and space, where history, innovation, creativity, and the pioneering spirit have built incredible experiences and truly exceptional products. Sample their award-winning spirits, enjoy a cocktail or a draft of local hard cider or beer out on their deck under the wisteria blooms. Either way, a visit to this unique place where it all began should be top on your list.

Harvest Spirits never compromises on quality. Their products are homegrown and meticulously handcrafted on the farm. Never any neutral grain spirits. No artificial ingredients, colors, or sugars added. 100% gluten-free, excepting the whiskey of course. 100% family owned and operated and independently distributed – Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery is open for tours, tastings, and sales every day, noon to 5pm.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Harvest Spirits vinegars

Hudson Valley Vinegar

Acidified from their own apples in five unique varieties, Harvest Spirits now produces vinegar to tantalize the taste buds. Good for marinades, salads, sauces, and for sipping, it is a welcome addition to any kitchen. Varieties include Balsamic Apple, Maple, Fire Apple, Black Raspberry and Peach.

Harvest applejack

Cornelius Applejack

Double distilled from apples grown in their orchard, this traditional American spirit brings a unique approach through its distillation and barrel aging process. 100% apple based and aged in bourbon barrels, this spirit is a brandy by nature but a bourbon by behavior. Baked apple and rock candy aroma with an exceptionally smooth mid-palate and a dry toasted oak finish.

DIRECTIONS

Hours

Open Year Round Daily 12pm–5pm

Closed

New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

EVENTS

For a list of harvest spirits events visit: www.harvestspirits.com/events

Ongoing:

Themed Cocktail Events (check website)

Staff Picks

VODKA
  • Core Vodka
  • Black Raspberry Vodka
WHISKEY
  • John Henry Whiskey
GIN
  • Core Gin
BRANDY
  • Apple Brandy
  • Pear Brandy
APPLEJACK
  • Cornelius Applejack
  • Peach Applejack
  • Cherry Applejack