Hillrock Distillery aims to produce the finest hand-crafted spirits made with their own grain, floor malted, craft distilled in their copper pot still, aged in fine oak and hand bottled at their estate in the Hudson Valley.
Crowned by a fine 1806 Georgian house built by a successful grain merchant and Revolutionary War Captain and meticulously restored to its original beauty, Hillrock Distillery overlooks rolling barley fields and the distant Berkshire Mountains. Like their premier spirits, every detail refined, no expense spared, quality steeped in the tradition of 200 years of rich history.
The Hillrock Distillery visitor center is integrated with the Distillery and overlooks the Estate’s barley and rye fields. The tasting room and bar provide customers with an opportunity to sample and purchase the fine whiskeys at the distillery. Tours of the Distillery are by appointment only and can be arranged by calling the Distillery or booking on the website
In the early 1800’s, New York produced more than half the young nation’s Barley and Rye and the Hudson Valley was the country’s breadbasket. With abundant high quality grain, local craft spirits flourished and over 1000 farm distilleries produced Whiskey and Gin reflecting the unique terroir of the region. In the 1930’s, Prohibition forced these distilleries to shut their doors and this wellspring of American spirits was left dry.