Village Voice: Catskill Distilling #2

The 10 Best Distilleries in NYC(ish)

“2. Catskill Distilling Company, 2037 State Route 17B, Bethel Catskill Distilling Company just keeps raking in awards for its Most Righteous bourbon, Peace vodka, Curious gin, grappa, and buckwheat spirit. A farm distillery located in Sullivan County–a stone’s throw away from the grounds of the Woodstock Music Festival–owner and distiller Dr. Monte Sachs continues to put his heart and soul into making these fine New York spirits, an art he learned in Italy. The distillery is open for tours and you can chill at the bar next door, Dancing Cat Saloon, for more tastes and local brews.” Read more.


Catskill Distilling at Slow Foods Spirits of New York

“The Slow Food Second Annual Spirits of New York event at the Astor Center was so much fun and so a-flowin’ with talent, tasty tipples, and – it’s got to be noted – team spirit. Catskill Distilling Company was there.” Read more.

Eagles of the Upper Delaware in the Wayne Independent

Just in time to celebrate our national birthday, “Eagles of the Upper Delaware – and Other Birds of Prey,” featuring photographs by Jerry Cohen and woodcarvings by guest artist Paul Stark, will open at the Stray Cat Gallery on Route 17B in Bethel on Thursday, July 4, with an opening reception on Friday, July 5 from 4 to 7 p.m


NYC’s Daily News gives us a shout-out

The Daily News touts the Catskills as a destination, naming the Catskill Distilling Company and Dancing Cat Saloon as a lead attraction. Read more.

Catskill Distilling pairs with Brewery Ommegang for a New York single malt

The Times-Herald Record reports on a new deal between Catskill Distilling and Brewery Ommegang of Coopestown to produce a single malt whiskey, with Ommegang providing the mash and us providing the distilling expertise. Read more.

Watershed Post reports its take on the story. Read more.

Peace Vodka hosts a Designer Charity Sale!


Catskill Distilling at Mt Tremper

We’re proud to be providing spirits to this excellent event at Mt Tremper.. be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.


Peace Vodka hosts a Designer Charity Sale!


Catskill Distilling Company Named Founding Member of Hudson Valley Food Beverage Alliance

“‘Like other food and beverage companies, we understand the challenges and rewards of working in this industry, and we’re very pleased to give back to the community by joining the Food & Beverage Alliance,’ said Dr. Monte Sachs, distiller and owner of Catskill Distilling Company.” Read More

In DIRT MAGAZINE – Healthy Living form the Ground Up

 In DIRT MAGAZINE – Healthy Living form the Ground Up

Hello moonshine


PUBLISHED MAR 6, 2012 AT 6:01 AM (UPDATED MAR 19, 2012)

 New York, while it’s no Kentucky, has become an unlikely bit player in the whiskey game. With 28 from Brooklyn to Lake Placid, New York now ranks behind only California in the number of distilled spirit producers. Before the advent of the craft distilling license, no one in New York had (legal) plans to become a professional distiller. That means that behind every distillery you’ll find an adaptable personality and a singular creation story. Monte Sachs, make that Doctor Monte Sachs, was a horse veterinarian in his other life. He’d been instilled with a passion for distilling as a side effect of his education at the Medicina Veterinaria at the University of Pisa, Italy. Friends owned vineyards and the making of grappa (distilled from the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems of grapes) beguiled him. When he heard about the change in the liquor law, Sachs called on master distiller and Bourbon Hall of Famer Lincoln Henderson of Lexington, Kentucky, known for developing Jack Daniels. The result is the Catskill Distilling Company, just off a rural straightaway on the two-lane highway Route 17B in western Sullivan County. Across the driveway is the affiliated restaurant and pub, The Dancing Cat Saloon. A mile away, the monument at the edge of Max Yasgur’s former alfalfa field marks where Woodstock happened in 1969. The scent that shrouds the south entryway to Catskill Distilling Company is that of a softly pungent bread on a foggy spring morning. It’s the low, sweet and warm and not altogether unpleasant smell of grain cooking.Sachs’ reverence for the craft earned a nod of approval last September when Cornell University held its two-day artisan distilling workshop at the Catskill Distilling Company. Distillers from Canada to Nepal attended. This summer, the distillery released its first product in the form of Peace Vodka, debuting on Aug. 14, the 42nd anniversary of Woodstock. Already, the product has spin-offs. Peace Vodka figures into the penne alla vodka served in the Dancing Cat Saloon. And a German bakery in nearby Jeffersonville makes Bear Trap Truffles, infusing the chocolate with Peace Vodka and honey from a local farm. When Sachs starts making whiskey, the bakers plan to make a bourbon bread from his mash.


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Catskill Distilling Co.
2037 State Route 17B
Bethel NY, 12720
(845) 583-8569
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