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Best Local Distillery

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Across the street from the Woodstock Festival grounds sits Catskill Distilling Company, where you can find some of the best spirits in the state. Owner Dr. Monte Sachs, a practicing horse veterinarian, is devoted to craft and innovation, and he developed an accelerated-maturation house that stimulates the flavor compounds and speeds the aging process for his whiskeys. He is constantly incorporating new ingredients into his spirits, many of which are locally sourced. Catskill’s core line includes eye-catchers like the Fearless, a complex wheat whiskey imbued with flavors of apple and vanilla bean. Want to learn how to make whiskey? Sachs hosts numerous distilling courses for universities and individuals alike.