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- $10 for a distillery tour and tasting for two (a $20 value)
- $19 for a distillery tour and tasting for four (a $40 value)
Journeying from raw materials to finished product, each tour walks guests through the distillery's whiskey- and rum-making processes. Afterward, visitors can enjoy a complimentary tasting and take home a 9.25-ounce glass with the company logo. Tours and tastings are available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The Albany Distilling Company
In the mid-18th century, distillers at Albany's first distillery, the Quackenbush Still House, crafted rum from Caribbean molasses, Hudson River water, and wild yeast. Instead of Quackenbush's large wooden fermenting vessels, The Albany Distilling Company's distilling duo, Rick Sicari and John Curtin, rely on sleek, modern equipment to create their Quackenbush Still House rum. Updated gear, yeast, and water aside, Rick and John stick to Quackenbush's original recipe to yield the rum's smooth, butterscotch-flavored finish.
Their other small-batch spirits likewise pay homage to recipes of old, from the slowly processed Coal Yard New Make whiskey to Ironweed, a Prohibition-style whiskey aged in oak. Available throughout New York state, The Albany Distilling Company's libations are also served twice weekly at the distillery's very own tasting room.