Two dozen New York distilleries will be featured as part of a major opening gala for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, a four-day series of events that will kick off May 17.
The idea for a New York-centric gala was tossed around by local distilleries and wineries at the Cuomo administration’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Summit, which was held in the state capital in October.
Among the list of 24 featured liquor producers include two from the mid-to-lower Hudson Valley, including Still the One Distillery in Port Chester, Westchester County, and Tuthilltown Spirits in Gardiner, Ulster County, according to Cuomo’s office.
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which is held annually, draws about 3,000 people over the four days, Cuomo’s office said.
“We’re hoping that our presence at the Gala opens the eyes of consumers to some of the terrific, locally-produced spirits on the market today, and that they will then seek them out at their local stores, restaurants and bars,” Ralph Erenzo, master distiller for Tuthilltown Spirits, said in a statement released by Cuomo’s office.
Here’s the full list of distilleries:
- Adirondack Distilling, Utica, Oneida County
- Albany Distilling, Albany, Albany County
- Atsby Vermouth, Mattituck, Suffolk County
- Barrows Intense, Brooklyn
- Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn
- Brooklyn Gin, Brooklyn
- Catskill Distilling, Bethel, Sullivan County
- Coppersea, West Park, Ulster County
- Dutch’s Spirits, Mayville, Chautauqua County
- Finger Lakes Distilling, Burdett, Schuyler County
- Greenhook Ginsmiths, Brooklyn
- Harvest Spirits, Valatie, Columbia County
- Hillrock Estate Distillery, Ancram, Columbia County
- Industry City Distillery, Brooklyn
- Jack From Brooklyn Distillery, Brooklyn
- Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn
- New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn
- Prohibition Distillery, Roscoe, Sullivan County
- Still The One Distillery, Port Chester, Westchester County
- The Noble Experiment, Brooklyn
- Tuthilltown Spirits, Gardiner, Ulster County
- Uncouth Vermouth, Brooklyn
- Van Brunt Stillhouse, Brooklyn
- Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Warwick, Orange County