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Fishers Island Lemonade

All Night Long – Fishers Island (NY) Fishers Island, New York, a nine-mile-long island in Long Island Sound with a year-round population of 236, is generally a quiet place. There is one bar, The Pequot Inn, which has been in business for more than 100 years. It happens to serve one of the best drinks […]

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Montauk Rum Black Sail

Hampton Rum Company – Long Island (NY) Category: Spirit — Rum — Spiced/Flavored Geography: New York, United States It was the love of the water and beaches of Montauk, Long Island that led to the birth of Hampton Rum Company. The history of rum on Long Island runs deep in the Islands East End culture. […]

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Rice Whiskey and Jabuka

Moto Spirits Distillery – Bushwick, Brooklyn (NY) Moto Spirits Distillery is a new craft micro distillery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the first rice whiskey distillery in North America. Moto Spirits reflects owners’ fondness for motorcycles and motorcycle adventures when traveling in different countries. Their rice whiskey grew out of a trip to North Vietnam. Jabuka […]

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Cornelius Cherry and Peach Applejack

Harvest Spirits Distillery – Valatie, NY ​Harvest Spirits Distillery is a special place where the “lucky” apples go to become immortal, preserved forever in the form of our award-winning vodka, applejack and brandy. We established Harvest Spirits in 2007 in order to make the best use of our surplus apples, and in turn support our […]

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St. Agrestis Amaro

St. Agrestis – Brooklyn (NY) Agrestis: of the field, of the wild St. Agrestis was founded in 2014 by sommeliers, Nicholas Finger & Fairlie McCollough, upon returning to New York from a three-month trip throughout Italy. The trip furthered their passion for the unique regional amari, and became the inspiration to create a regional amaro […]

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Brooklyn Whiskey – Van Brunt Stillhouse

Brooklyn Whiskey – Van Brunt Stillhouse – Red Hook (Brooklyn) Van Brunt Stillhouse takes a time honored traditional approach to distilling. Sourcing wheat, rye and corn directly from upstate New York farmers. Making every spirit from scratch in the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn. Our family of whiskeys give a nod to classic […]

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Kings County Distillery’s Winter Spice Whiskey & Single Malt Whiskey

Kings County Distillery – Navy Yard (Brooklyn) Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 117-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Winter Spice Whiskey For this year’s fall seasonal release, they […]

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Ragtime Rye

The New York Distilling Company – Williamsburg, Brooklyn (NY) RAGTIME RYE AMERICAN STRAIGHT WHISKEY At the dawn of a new century, before the turbulence of Prohibition, the stalwarts of saloons and brothels alike were Ragtime and Rye. The syncopated rhythms of a uniquely American music were punctuated by well-built melody and shades of harmony; to […]

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Black Dirt Single Barrel Apple Jack

Black Dirt Distillery – Warwick (NY) Category: Spirit — Brandy Raw material: Apple Geography: New York, United States APPLE JACK is the quintessential American spirit imbued with history, controversy and fruit. Before prohibition The Black Dirt Region was home to dozens of Apple Jack distilleries. Distilled in the heart of the Black Dirt region of […]

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Applewood Smoked Whiskey & Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie Whiskey

Iron Smoke Distillery – Seneca Falls (NY) The local musician and co-founder of Iron Smoke Distillery, along with partners Ron Kirshner and Steve Brown, started by experimenting in his backyard with the recipe. They poured corn whiskey over charred apple chunks until the end result tasted just right. Iron Smoke Whiskey is the outcome of […]

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Atsby Vermouth

Rhys & Rylee, Soho (Manhattan) Atsby Vermouth is the inspiration of a boozehound and cultural history geek, Adam Ford, who had the vision of bringing the romance of vermouth back to America. Vermouth, he believed, had the potential to be the perfect drink. Wine with brandy? Fragrant herbs and aromatic spices? A whisper of sweet? […]

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Brooklyn Republic Original, Elderflower Apple, and Barrel Crafted Vodka

Brooklyn Republic Vodka – Navy Yard (Brooklyn) Master Blender Gary, wife Zina, and partner Mark all immigrated to the borough more than three decades ago from Eastern Europe, bringing with them traditions and experience. Tasting Notes Distilled across the river in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn from grains grown organically in Missouri, this vodka is hand-crafted to […]

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Greenhook Ginsmiths, American Dry Gin

Greenhook Ginsmiths Distillery – Greenpoint (Brooklyn) Producer: Greenhook Ginsmiths Category: Spirit — Gin — London Dry Geography: New York, United States Greenhook’s benchmark gin is the American Dry Gin,combining classic notes of a London dry with a soothing more feminine styled modern gin. Location: Greenpoint Brooklyn, Dupont St. Botanicals: elderflower, chamomile, tuscan juniper, ceylon cinnamon, […]

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Deepwells Botanical Dry Gin

Long Island Sprits – NY Deepwells Botanical Dry Gin is a unique farm-to-bottle small batch gin produced by Long Island Sprits, home of the award-winning LiV Potato Vodka. Long Island Spirits uses 100% locally harvested NY White Round Marcy potatoes and pure glacial water from the Magothy Aquifer (aka “Deepwells”) to craft the base spirit. […]

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Sag Harbor, Old Whalers Style Rum

Sag Harbor Rum – Eastern Long Island (NY) Category: Spirit — Rum Geography: New York, United States Appellation: Long Island About Sag Harbor Rum Handcrafted on the eastern end of Long Island, Sag Harbor Rum’s distinguished flavor is the result of being aged in old bourbon barrels and lightly infused with a blend of spices, […]

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Kings County Distillery’s Limited Edition Peated Bourbon & Honey Moonshine

Kings County Distillery – Navy Yard (Brooklyn) Limited Edition Peated Bourbon Peated Bourbon has been a huge favorite in the tasting room, and now finally released to stores. Bon Appetit included this in their March issue in a roundup of the best craft spirits, and it took home a double-gold medal at the San Francisco […]

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Queens Courage Gin

The Astoria Distilling Company – Queens (NY) Queens Courage is a refined interpretation of Old Tom gin, a style of gin that was very popular in the 1800’s and pre-Prohibition era. As a result, many classic cocktails call for, and can only properly be made with, Old Tom gin. Queens Courage was carefully formulated to […]

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Maid Of The Meadow Vodka

Denning’s Point Distillery – Beacon (NY) Category: Spirit — Vodka — Flavored Geography: New York, United States Maid of the Meadow is a true reflection of the abundance of the Hudson Valley wild herbs and wild honey that infuse this wheat based spirit, lending it a lovely nose of honey and peaches, and a palette […]

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Beacon Premium Reserve American Whiskey

Denning’s Point Distillery – Beacon (NY) Category: Spirit — Whiskey — Other Raw material: Corn Geography: New York, United States Denning’s Point Distillery in Beacon, NY crafts the finest artisanal spirits available including Viskill Vodka, Beacon American Whiskey & Denning’s White Rye Whiskey. They choose only the highest quality grains from NY state farms and […]

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Hudson Whiskey: Baby Bourbon & Manhattan Rye

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery – Gardiner (NY) Before Prohibition more than 1,000 farm distillers produced alcohol from New York grains and fruits. In 2005 Tuthilltown Spirits brought the tradition of small batch spirits production back to the Hudson Valley. For 220 years Tuthilltown Gristmill, a landmark which is listed on the National Register of Historic […]