Tuthilltown Spirits of Gardiner was awarded a gold and two silver medals in Louisville, KY, the heart of Bourbon country, when the American Distilling Institute, the industry association of micro distillers in the U.S., announced the top awards for artisan spirits from among 250 micro distilleries.
Tuthilltown’s Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey and Hudson Four Grain Bourbon took silver medals in their respective categories while Manhattan Rye Whiskey was awarded the Gold Medal. The distillery, on Gristmill Lane, also won for Best Package Design.
Tuthilltown Spirits is the first whiskey distillery in New York since Prohibition. It produces fine hand-made whiskeys, vodka, and rum from the bounty of local Hudson Valley farms and orchards. Both the whiskeys entered in the competition were made with rye and corn from Tantillo’s Farm in Gardiner. The distillery’s whiskeys and vodka are served in the finest restaurants, cocktail lounges, and hotels in 17 states, seven European Union countries and Australia. Open for tours on weekends, Tuthilltown Spirits will host a Facebook Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, July 18, from 12 noon to 6:00 pm. There will be free tours & tastings, a live string band, and a raffle. A very special (and small) batch of NY Whiskey will be available only on this day. For more info visit: www.tuthilltown.com.