|Address:||14 Grist Mill Ln, Gardiner, NY 12525, USA|
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We traveled to the distillery from New York City hoping to spend a day with friends tasting and touring the distillery. The website mentioned tours and made no mention of making reservations. We arrived 30 minutes before the tour started and were asked if we had reservations. We answered negatively and were told that it was only for people with reservations, but we could still do the tasting. I hadnt done a whiskey tasting in the area before but judging from wine tastings Id done in the area, and some I had done in Scotland and Ireland, I figured this would at least take a little while and be a good option for our group. The tasting was $10 for 3 tastes of their various whiskeys. I meant sips. I know they arent going to pour a full glass of whiskey on a tasting, but I expected a little more than the pipet drop we were given. The whiskey wasnt bad, but I didnt think it was superb or even stacked up to middle tier scotch and Irish whiskey Ive had. I was also really disappointed in the amount of info we were given concerning the whiskey. Especially since they knew we hadnt been on the tour, they provided no information on the distillerys history, the process, or even real tasting notes. We were basically given each taste, quickly moved to the next, and then rushed out. If in the area and looking for a fun adult activity, try the Warwick winery where you get a real tasting and can sit for hours enjoying the atmosphere. Or try the Guilded Otter micro pub for some great fresh beer.
Great experience. Take the tour of this fine artisanal distillery. An hour tour and taste testing is only $15. The distillery is a monument to good old fashioned American ingenuity and the craft of small batch distilling using only the finest primarily local ingredients and the final products, award winning bourbons and rye whiskeys, a number of lovely fruit infused vodkas and the best maple syrup Ive had in my life. Aged in the used American white oak charred barrels that give the whiskeys their exquisite taste profile, it is utterly delicious. The distillery store carries all the various liquors, maple syrup, and clever kits including sections go the charred American white oak barrels for infusing this distinctive taste to whatever you want to experiment with. They run a number of special events and it really pays to get on their mailing list. The staff was friendly and folksy and the ambience is as mellow as the bourbon. A highly recommended visit and only 6 miles south of the State University at New Paltz.
Their whiskey is really tasty but I was surprised by the amount of dust and construction work that were next to the where they create the drink and although they show where everything is the tour is not very educational, they only cover basic things.
Beautiful grounds, extremely enthusiastic / friendly / knowledgeable staff. Place has an interesting history and learned a lot about whiskey/alcohol production during the tour. Has a nice restaurant and shop where you can taste their products.
A Private User
Dont order a Heineken.They dont have it.My husband ordered the duck and was small portion. We walked to our car in the rear parking lot in pitch dark. Ill skip this place next time.
They offer tours and tastings. Its a great fall activity - lots of farmers markets, orchards and antiques in the area as well. Great for a short road trip out of the city.
Amazing cocktails, beautiful relaxing setting with babbling brooks and field, and the distillery is producing some great whiskeys and gin. A gem in the hudson valley
Great drinks, the tours are fun. Its so great to see a small company in the Catskills/Hudson Valley come up. Small roots and great drinks. Not disappointed at all.
Come for the tour and tasting stay for the scenic landscape and bar. Darrens mixology is on point and his Lavender Gin Gimlet is worth the trip.
We took a tour here and had the best time. The bourbon is a bit pricey, but its worth it. A really fun trip.
Amazing place, quality Bourbon from a group of people that love what they do. Be sure to check them out.
Good food, especially chicken wings. Fun people doing tasting in main house. Know their stuff.
Great team, great drinks and great food. Planning on staying here next time we are around!!!
Beautiful area, great staff and the tour was well worth the travel. Highly recommend
Do the tour & tasting! And definitely try their half moon gin if you like gin.
Our tour guide was great, entertaining and funny! Made the experience a blast!
The tour was amazing and the tasting was even better. I cant wait to return.
Great place to sip some spirits and eat some great food...
Great, relaxing place. Very clean and peaceful.
A Private User
Great whiskey tasting room!
A Private User
Great Bourbon. Fun tour.
Nice staff. Cool spot