Catskill Distilling started their journey into Craft Distilling with the passage of the NYS Farm Distillery Bill which allowed for self distribution and the new micro-industry of Craft Distilling in New York State. The Distillery was opened in Bethel, NY in 2011 along with the Dancing Cat Saloon to support the Farm to Table scene and the Stray Cat Gallery to feature Local and 2nd Home Artists.
The award winning NYS Spirits produced here been distilled and aged on site surrounded by the other things that are near and dear to our hearts. We believe that you can taste the Spirit of the surrounding Woodstock field, the art, the music and unique history of the Catskills and the passion in our Spirits!
Of course, it is the NY State Farmers Grains and the Pure Catskill Mountain Water that we start with and the passion of Distilling that has produced the award winning texture and taste of our Spirits. We literally go from the NYS Farmers Fields to the Bottle here. It has been a long road to do the “Real Thing” but we feel that it was worth the trip! (Yes, the owner did go to the original Woodstock Festival in 1969!)
We are now using our knowledge as one of the first NY Distillery’s in the Craft Industry to raise the “bar” and we are currently in the process of getting ready to release our Saved and Special Spirits and will be producing some new products and new Label Designs that express our journey to date and our future. We invite you to join us along the road to Woodstock as we continue our journey to the Best NYS Whiskey and Spirits – Now including Peace Vodka, Curious Gin, Wicked White Whiskey, Most Righteous Bourbon, Fearless Wheat Whiskey, One and Only Buckwheat Spirit and Catskill Straight Rye Whiskey.
We would like to thank Alan Gerry who preserved the original Woodstock Site and is responsible for the awesome Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center and the Museum at Bethel Woods about the Woodstock Festival and the 60’s for future generations and for the current comeback of the Sullivan Catskills. We would also like to acknowledge Lincoln Henderson who got us started down the Distillery road.
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