Tuthilltown Spirits creates new locally-sourced gin

12 Jul

GARDINER — Tuthilltown Spirits, the Ulster County craft distiller, has yet another new product to add to its extensive portfolio. This one is Half Moon Orchard Gin, due out in August.

Says founder Ralph Erenzo, “This is not your typical gin. The base spirit is made using locally grown apples and wheat, and the citrus and herbs are perfectly proportioned. Thank you to distiller Joel Elder for creating this incredible recipe.”

In other Tuthilltown activities:

• Experts from the distillery will lead a spirit-pairing dinner at the Culinary Institiute of America in Hyde Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 22. Reservations are $65 plus tax and tip. Phone: (845) 471-6608 or go online. The event is part of the ongoing celebration of the American Bounty Restaurant’s 30th anniversary at the CIA.

• Author Sandor Katz will be at the distillery’s tasting room at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, to speak and sign copies of his latest book, “The Art of Fermentation,” which will be available for sale. Tuthilltown Spirits is located at 14 Gristmill Lane in this Ulster County community.

• Tuthilltown will be debuting a cocktail specially created for a 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, cocktail party fundraiser for the Gardiner Library. The fundraiser, which will feature a live auction and food from Main Course and Cafe Mio will be held at the Maplestone Inn, 541 Route 32, New Paltz. Tickets are $50 each and may be made by calling (845) 255-1255 or by going online.

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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Distillers, Fundraiser, Gin


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