The Albany Distilling Company

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Tours reveal the process behind the distillery's 19th- and early 20th-century-style rums and whiskeys; free tastings available afterward

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Promotional value expires Nov 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21 or older. Tours start on the hour; last tour starts at 7PM. No reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Fun time! Guys are great, very informative!
Lori I. · September 24, 2014
The guys that work there were super knowledgable and friendly. The product is amazing and there is a great small business feel. Meeting Cooper, the cat, was also a treat! Highly recommend that people take the time to stop by and support an amazing growing business!
Erica F. · December 22, 2013
The distillery tour and tasting is a great way to spend an hour in a historic little corner of Albany.
Heather B. · December 3, 2013
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    Arbor Hill

    78 Montgomery St

    Albany, NY 12207

    +15186217191

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