Tuthilltown Distillery

Over 230 years ago, the story of our distillery began with the construction of the Tuthilltown Gristmill, a testament to New York ingenuity. Now it plays host to another New Yorker, Ralph Erenzo, who made whiskey in the state for the first time since Prohibition. That bold, pioneering spirit permeates every part of our craft. Our home is where innovation, collaboration, art, and exploration converge.

It's where New York converges too. Our 36 acres are situated on the outer fringe of the New York metropolitan area, at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountains, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. We're inspired by all of it, from the bright lights of Broadway to the Hudson Valley's scenic views. Discover the natural beauty of our home, and join us for a tour, guided tasting, or cocktail workshop to get a taste of the way we do things.

Visitor Center

Our Visitor Center is a balanced blend of our shop, tasting room, and cocktail bar. We welcome guests into an inviting, relaxed, yet refined ambience. We obsess over the quality of the visitor experience, just as much as we obsess over the quality of our liquid. Our experiences are tailored to feed curious minds with interesting knowledge and new skills and help individuals develop their discerning palate. And we’ll always accept the challenge of enlightening even the whiskey connoisseur.

Shop

Our shop features an array of distillery exclusive innovations, collaborations, and goods from local New York producers.

Hudson Four Grain Single Barrel, cask finish whiskeys, and various liqueurs are reflective of the creativity and ingenuity that leads our Research & Development Program. Our Half Moon Ochard Gin and Apple Vodka are consumer favorites and exclusively sold at the distillery. Our own Basement Bitters are distinctively aromatic and will truly enhance your favorite cocktail.

Popular collaborations include Wood’s Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, Fruition Hudson Bourbon Dark Milk Chocolate Bar, and our Bourbon Barrel Roasted Coffee.

Cocktail Bar

Through creativity and art, our mixologist curates a seasonal menu of New York forward cocktails. We also highlight other premier Hudson Valley producers and feature a selection of New York labeled wine from Whitecliff Vineyard, beer from Sloop Brewing Co and cider from Awestruck, Bad Seed Hard Cider, and Kettleborough Cider House. Our mixologist will offer monthly Cocktail Deconstruction Workshops, so be sure to sign up!

Restaurant
(Coming Soon)

Onsite restaurant coming soon.

Tuthilltown Gristmill

In 1788, Selah Tuthill built one of the first gristmills in the area to render local grains into flour. The Tuthilltown Gristmill was the longest continuously operating gristmill in New York State history. In 1982 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Around that time it began producing kosher for Passover matzo flour for the Jewish community in and around New York City. Today, it awaits the reopening of an onsite restaurant.

Nature

Grab a blanket for a picnic on our Great Lawn or simply relax with the sights and sounds of the Shawangunkill River. Immerse yourself in nature and explore hidden walking paths. And never miss out on experiencing the vibrant colors during the Fall foliage season.

Community

As we continue to carve out our place in American distilling, we continue to support our local community. We work closely with the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce in their efforts to nurture sustainable economic growth and strengthen civic and community interests. Collaboration and partnership is in our DNA. So when you come visit us, make sure you explore some of these amazing nearby attractions:

Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House – The Hudson Valley's Most Iconic Resort. Founded by the Smiley Family in 1869, this Victorian castle resort is surrounded by 40,000 acres of pristine forest that offers stunning panoramic views. The National Historic Landmark resort offers farm-to-table cuisine and an award-winning spa.

Shawangunk Wine Trail

After your distillery visit, drop by one of the Shawangunk Wine Trail members, such as Angry Orchard, Whitecliff Vineyard, or Robibero Winery.

Shawangunk Mountains

Affectionately nicknamed "The Gunks" boast some of the best rock climbing areas in the country.

Mohonk Preserve

The largest non-profit nature preserve in New York State. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

The largest non-profit nature preserve in New York State. The Preserve protects 8,000 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge and inspires people to care for, enjoy, and explore the natural world.

Apple Orchards and Local Farms

When Autumn brings cool, crisp air and changing leaves, local orchards and farms abound with visitors picking New York-grown apples and enjoying hot apple-cider doughnuts. Some local favorites include: Minard's Family Farm, who supplies us with a local pressed apple cider for our Apple Vodka, Wright's Farm, and Tantillo's Farm.

Skydive The Ranch

For the adrenaline seekers, Skydive the Ranch has been bringing the gift of flight to hundreds of thousands of people for almost 40 years.

Local Golf

Hit the links at Apple Greens Golf Course, New Paltz Golf Course, or Mohonk Golf Course.

Historic Huguenot Street

History buffs can visit this 10-acre National Historic Landmark District, and experience over 300 years of history across seven historic stone-house museums.
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