Some of our favorite local distilleries have signed on — Black Dirt, Hillrock Estate, King’s County and The Noble Experiment are all participating.
Tag: Hillrock Estate Distillery
Yesterday’s Indie Spirits tasting at the Penn Club in Midtown was a thoroughly apropos wrap-up to this year’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
George Washington: first President of the United States, excellent sailor, bad liar and… America’s first locapour distiller? Yes indeed, my fellow imbibing Americans.
At last month’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic, a cowboy-hat wearing Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller for Hillrock Estate Distillery, gave me a “C’mere, kid!” crook of the head, beckoning me to something secret seeming. He pulled from his tuxedo jacket’s breast pocket a small, glass bottle full of an amber-hued liquid and grinned.
Unlike all other distilleries in the country, the folks at Hillrock Estate Distillery are growing their own barley and rye for the line of whiskeys they released last year. It’s a nod to the past when New York State was responsible for growing about half the country’s barley and rye, as well as a pledge of faith that sometimes the old ways of doing things just work best.