NY Winery Of The Month



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Southern Tier Distilling

In 2015, over a few pints of Southern Tier beer, they had an idea. What if they took the same hard work, craft attitude and innovative thinking that helped them grow the brewery, and applied it to the distilling side of things? Not by carting off to Kentucky, but by raising a distillery right next door to their brewery in the woods of Lakewood. 




They would source local materials, experiment with recipes that shared some of their time-honored brewing traditions, and create a sister company offering craft spirits.


They  proudly distill with over 90% of their ingredients coming from New York, earning them a New York State Farm Distiller’s license. It’s allowed them to create some classic favorites and some tasty “experi-fermentations. “ Today, Their bourbons patiently age in oak barrels racked five high along the walls. In the meantime, their master distiller, never one to sit still, is crafting specialty rums, vodkas, gins and whiskies that are sure to warm the soul on a cold winter’s day.