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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Celebrate Spring in Ulster County


4. Insider’s Tip

Behind the scenes of whiskey production at Tuthilltown Spirits.  

Wineries abound in Ulster County, but Tuthilltown Spirits, in Gardiner, is the only whiskey distillery. Book your spot in advance for a one-hour tour of the facility ($15; Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.) followed by a stop in the tasting room. Pick up your favorite bottle along with the Tuthilltown Cassis ($24), a unique liqueur that’s made from black currants grown by Fishkill Farms, then aged in the distillery's whiskey barrels. Only 500 bottles were produced and they’re not sold anywhere else.

Published on Mar 29, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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