Fate is a fickle thing. In 2001, when we purchased the Tuthilltown Gristmill to open a rock climber’s ranch, the neighbors balked. So we had to find another way. The 240-year history of the mill led us to it. Grain, water, yeast and a new purpose: We decided to make whiskey.
With our own skills and a lot of hard work, we converted the two granaries into the first whiskey distillery in New York State since Prohibition.