Hand-Crafted Spirits

Utica, NY 13502

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Adirondack Distilling Founders

Our Story

A doctor, lawyer and a political consultant walk into a bar…

Sure it sounds like the beginning of a joke. However, in reality, it was actually the beginning of something really special. With a shared love of spirits and specifically Vodka, Bruce Elwell, Steve Cox and Jordan Karp began talking about going into business together. With a history of home brewing and even some bootleggers in their family trees, making Vodka wasn't just a fantasy, it was good business. But not just any vodka... one that used local ingredients, was gluten-free, and used a distilling process that minimized it's impact on the environment. In 2010 that shared vision of a local distillery, became the very real Adirondack Distilling Company.

They started in 2011 with the purchase of a historic building for the Adirondack Distilling Company on Varick Street in Utica, New York. Using state-of-the-art equipment, a custom-crafted copper still from Germany, and a proven distilling process, Adirondack Distilling Company became Central New York’s latest gem.