|Me on the left|
After wanting to visit for many years Lynn and I finally got to to visit the first distillery to open in NY in over 80 years namely Tuthilltown Spirits upstate in Gardiner, New York. We had tried some of the initial offerings on Long Island like the Baby Bourbon Whiskey and were suitably impressed with the flavor which was smooth but with a subtle, pleasant burn that many of the commercial whiskeys unfortunately lack.
|We liked Luz|
We were not surprised to find the whiskeys outstanding (particularly the Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey which we got and later found perfect for drinking straight-not something we always like to do with a rye). We were surprised to find that the Distillery had recently produced its first gin called Half Moon Orchard which employees wheat and apples as part of the process of creating this particular concoction. The result of this is a fragrant gin with (among other things) traces of nutmeg, bergamont and (of course) apples. Interesting to drink straight but smashing in cockail when it richocets around with other mixers (we got one of the gin as well).