TUTHILLTOWN SPIRITS is located at the site of the 1788 Tuthilltown Gristmill, a National Historic Site. It was the first distillery opened in New York since Prohibition. From the beginning, its founders have been recognized as leaders and innovators in the emerging American craft spirits industry.
Tuthilltown now features a tasting room where visitors can sample and purchase its products, and the Tuthill House Restaurant, a full service restaurant on the banks of the Shawangunk Kill (river). This farm distillery uses raw agricultural materials from New York State to produce award-winning Hudson Whiskeys, Indigenous Vodkas, and Half Moon Orchard Gin.
Tuthilltown features a beautiful riverside walk to the dam and pond, picnic tables and the peaceful Shawangunk Kill, a protected recreational river that’s perfect for dipping toes during the warm months.
The distillery was built from scratch by founders Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee, and opened in 2003. By 2005 they released the first products, corn whiskey and vodka from local apples. Neither Lee nor Erenzo had any previous distillery or alcohol production experience. Now, they invite visitors to enjoy the wonderful property with their families, and learn about how spirits are made during their comprehensive distillery tours. Offered every weekend, they include a tasting and Tuthilltown whiskey glass.
Tuthilltown’s spirits are distributed throughout the US and abroad, and they have been featured in numerous national and international media. The partners were instrumental in the 2007 passage of the Farm Distillery Act, which launched the New York craft distillery movement. From 2005, until the bill was signed into law, Tuthilltown was the sole New York State distillery. Today, there are over 125 craft distilleries operating in the state.
Tuthilltown features special events throughout the year, a beautiful riverside walk to the dam and pond, picnic tables and the peaceful Shawangunk Kill, a protected recreational river that’s perfect for dipping toes during the warm months. The Tuthill House Restaurant welcomes a new restaurant manager George Gorsky, and a new menu featuring local products. Many dishes and desserts also feature special spirit products. Visit Tuthilltown weekends and get to know them!
TUTHILLTOWN SPIRITS DISTILLERY
14 Grist Mill La.
Gardiner, NY 12525
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Ralph Erenzo, Brian Lee
The entire team contributes to the
production of Tuthilltown’s products.