Best Local Distiller - 2013
Tuthilltown Spirits released its first batch of vodka in 2003 when it was operating out of a 220-year-old gristmill in Gardiner. Several years later, the distillery has numerous awards under its belt and a vastly expanded repertoire. Cassis liqueur, bitters, several types of whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin are all made on the premises, and the whiskeys are nationally recognized as some of the best on the market. The spirit makers utilize the surrounding farming community: The vodka is made from Hudson Valley apples picked from trees five miles down the road; the corn for the whiskey grows just a few more miles away. Stop by for a tour and tasting of this farm-to-bottle operation.