14 Gristmill Ln.
Gardiner, NY 12525
The richness of this brand's five whiskeys -- two bourbons, a rye, a single-malt, and an un-aged corn, all 92-proof -- reflects the effort co-owners Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee put into every hand-waxed, hand-filled, and hand-capped bottle. And word is spreading: Some of Manhattan's most upscale bars serve Tuthilltown, and earlier this year the liquor made its European debut in fashionable watering holes in London, Paris, and Barcelona. But the small distillery hasn't forgotten the Valley. This year, Erenzo and Lee began acquiring most of the corn and grain used in its whiskey from farms near Gardiner, and hope soon to buy more ingredients locally.