A farm-to-bottle operation in Keene, New York that relies heavily on the agriculture of the area for its products. Sticking with locally sourced ingredients is key to creating a flavor of the region. Corn is grown by Adirondack Organic Grains in nearby Essex, New York. Brandy apples are grown, picked, and pressed fresh by Rulf’s Orchard, in Peru, New York. Barrels are made by U.S. Barrel, in Wilmington, New York.
The Adirondack Park, home to Keene and Gristmill Distillers, is six million acres of protected land, designated Forever Wild by the New York State Constitution in 1894. For over a century, the mountains have been a haven for hikers, climbers, cyclists, fishermen, and skiers alike.