Monday, March 6, 2017

Craft distilleries keep popping up around New York State

The former Agway in Crown Point to become distillery.
The ongoing expansion of New York State's craft distilling industry is ... ongoing. Strong. At least three more new distilleries are in the news from all parts of the state.

Here are links to reports about the Buffalo Distilling Company, the revival of a brand that existed from 1883 to 1914; the War Canoe Spirits distillery being built in Crown Point, and the in-development Great South Bay Distillery in Patchogue, Long Island.

As is commonplace in such small businesses, each is making use of former commercial facilities -- a onetime carriage works in Buffalo, a former Agway store in the Adirondacks, and a former auto mechanic's building on Long Island.

According to a report recently released by the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the number of farm distilleries, also commonly called craft distilleries, grew from just 10 in 2010 to 109 today. (Under state law, a limited-production operation licensed as a "farm" distillery, winery, brewery or cidery is one that uses New York-grown products for at least half the ingredients in its products.)

Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook
Go here to visit Notes On Napkins 

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