• Tuthilltown Spirits founder critically hurt

27 Dec

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POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Ralph Erenzo (right), a founder and master distiller of Tuthilltown Spirits in nearby Gardiner, is reported still in critical condition after a near-fatal car accident last Tuesday.

Erenzo is a patient at St. Francis Hospital here. Although there are few details about the accident, it is known that he was alone in the car.

Erenzo and partner Brian Lee founded the Tuthilltown micro-distillery in 2006 in a former gristmill. Although there now are a number of micro-distilleries in New York, Tuthilltown made the first whiskey distilled in the state since Prohibition and the first ever New York state-produced bourbon.

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Posted by on December 27, 2010 in Distillers


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