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Port Chester's StilltheOne Distillery Participates in Manhattan Cocktail Classic

The annual Taste NY opening gala will be held tonight at the New York Public Library.

StilltheOne Distillery. Patch file photo
StilltheOne Distillery. Patch file photo
The following release is from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 34 Taste NY craft distillers are participating in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic’s Opening Day Gala on May 9 at the New York Public Library. This is the second straight year that Taste NY has sponsored the NYS Distillery room at the Gala. At last year’s event, a number of Taste NY distillers reported a boost in sales and consumer awareness as a result of their participation.

Included among the competing distilleries is Port Chester's StilltheOne Distrillery, located "along the banks of the Byrum River," according its website.  

“The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is one of the spirit industry’s premier events, and with the State’s support, 34 of New York’s finest distilleries are taking center stage at the Classic’s opening gala,” Governor Cuomo said. “By helping our local producers participate in this international showcase, we are raising the profile of New York’s craft spirits industry and supporting jobs and economic activity in communities across the State. I am proud to see our local distillers participating in this renowned event, and encourage all of the Classic’s attendees to taste the tremendous spirits that New York has to offer.”

Nicole Austin, President of the New York State Distillers Guild, said, “Thanks to the support of Governor Cuomo and Taste NY, New York State distillers have the opportunity to display their innovation and quality right alongside big brands who have dominated the market for years. The Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala is an incredible opportunity for New York State Distillers, allowing us to reach new consumers and grow all of our businesses.”

Danielle Eddy, Director of Marketing and Sales for Hillrock Estate Distillery in Ancram, New York said, “This is our second year participating in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic thanks to Taste NY. This is the premier event to expose influential people in New York to our world class products. Through our participation in the event last year, we were able to nearly sell out a new release of single malt whiskey before it even hit the market. This year, we have yet another new release to showcase at the event and we’re hopeful to have similar results.” 

At the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, craft distilleries from across New York State will pour their handcrafted beverages at the prestigious black-tie cocktail event that attracts more than 3,000 cocktail enthusiasts annually, including members of the media and representatives of the restaurant industry. Distilleries in New York State have risen 200 percent since 2011, from 29 that year to 87 today. This includes 37 new Farm Distilleries opening across the state since 2011. New York now has more distilleries than any state east of the Mississippi River. 

Richard A. Ball, Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets, said, “As distilleries continue to pop up here in New York, it’s only natural that new opportunities arise for the state’s agricultural economy as well. Taste NY’s participation in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is about exposing our state’s first class craft distilleries to the masses. As our farm-based beverage industry continues to grow, new jobs are created within agriculture and other industries to support this growing sector of New York’s economy.” 

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, “The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is the perfect stage to showcase New York State’s world-class distilleries. Participation at the Classic last year was a tremendous success with producers from across New York – from Western New York to the Adirondacks to Brooklyn – converging under the New York State banner to promote their products and the state’s growing beverage industry. With the Governor’s leadership and support, New York State is creating an environment for businesses to succeed and grow.”

Participating distilleries include:

    Distillery Name, Location
      Apple Country Spirits, Williamson
      Atsby Vermouth, New York City
      Barrow's Intense Ginger Liqueur, Brooklyn
      Black Button Distilling, Rochester
      Black Dirt Distillery, Pine Island
      Breuckelen Distilling, Brooklyn
      Brooklyn Gin, Warwick
      Catskill Distilling Company, Bethel
      Coppersea Distilling, West Park
      Dutch’s Spirits®, Pine Plains
      Finger Lakes Distilling, Burdett
      Harvest Spirits Farm Distillery, Valatie
      Hillrock Estate Distillery, Ancram
      Industry City Distillery, Brooklyn
      Jack From Brooklyn Inc., Brooklyn
      Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn
      Kymar Farm Distillery, Charlotteville
      Long Island Spirits, Baitng Hollow
      Myer Farm Distillers, Ovid
      New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn
      Port Morris Distillery, Bronx
      StilltheOne Distillery, Port Chester
      The Albany Distilling Company, Albany
      Tirado Distillery Inc, Bronx
      Uncouth Vermouth, Brooklyn
      Tuthilltown Spirits, Gardiner
      Brooklyn Republic Vodka, Brooklyn
      Widow Jane, Brooklyn
      Nahmias et Fils Distillery, Yonkers
      Prohibition Distillery, Roscoe
      Van Brunt Stillhouse™, Brooklyn
      Greenhook Ginsmiths, Brooklyn
      The Noble Experiment, Brooklyn
      The Adirondack Distilling Co., Utica


    For more information about New York’s growing beer, wine, spirits and cider industries, please visit www.taste.ny.gov. For more information about the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, which takes place from May 9 through May 13, please visit www.manhattancocktailclassic.com
    Edward Andrews May 10, 2014 at 07:29 AM
    The river is spelled ByrAm, not ByrUm

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