This summer, New York spirits enthusiasts are in for a treat––straight from their own backyard. July has officially been declared “New York Distilled Spirits Month” by the New York State Distillers Guild, bringing together producers from across the state for an entire month of tastings, events, discussions, live entertainment, and more on the heels of NYSDG’s second annual Distilled Spirits Competition, held earlier this year in partnership with the Raise a Glass Foundation.
“From the North Country, through the Hudson Valley, down to New York City, and out to Western New York, by hosting these coordinated events in July, New York’s farm distilleries are helping drinkers draw the connection between our guild members, New York agricultural products, and high-quality spirits,” says NYSDG Treasurer and Marketing Committee Chair Louise Newsome, who also owns and Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage in Claverack, New York. It’s a prime opportunity to experience locally produced spirits, both beloved and undiscovered, through hands-on activities throughout the boroughs and beyond.
Check out the full New York Distilled Spirits Month events calendar below:
July 6 | Coppersea Distilling (New Paltz), New Release of Bonticou Crag Bottled-in-Bond
July 11 | Standard Wormwood Takeover at Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
July 12 | Olde York Farm (Claverack), Be Golden Farm Pizza Pop Up & Release of 2019 Finocchietto Amaro
July 13 | Five & 20 Spirits (Westfield), Whiskey Barrel Tasting
July 19 | Black Button Distilling (Rochester), Mended Little Hearts Fundraiser
July 20 | Murray’s Fools Distilling Company (Altona), MFDC Open House
July 20 | Springbrook Farm Distillery (Queensbury), party with live music, food, and cocktails
July 25 | Van Brunt Stillhouse (Brooklyn), Moonshine, Speakeasies and Local Stills talk
July 26 | Five & 20 Spirits (Westfield), Bird Cocktail Class
July 27 | Coppersea Distilling (New Paltz), Inaugural Release of Bottled-in-Bond Excelsior Bourbon
July 27 | Yankee Distillers (Clifton Park), 4th Anniversary Party with Special Releases
July 29 | Buffalo Distilling Company (Buffalo), Moonshot Party
July 31 | Saint Lawrence Spirits (Clayton), Distillery of the Year Cocktail Party
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