Tuthilltown’s Hudson Whiskey

The Whiskey Exchange

“Hudson whiskey is made at the Tuthilltown distillery in upstate New York, run by business partners Ralph Erenzo and Brian Lee. The story behind the distillery isn’t particularly traditional. Ralph is a former professional climber (a profession that I’m still having trouble imagining a day-in-the-life of) who acquired the Tuthilltown Gristmill back in 2001, with the intention of turning it into a climbing ranch to serve the nearby Shawangunk mountains. However, the locals didn’t approve and blocked his applications to change the land use of his farm and after several years of legal wrangling he looked into what else he could do with the place.”