Distilled then aged in American oak barrels.

We strive for quality, working to make smooth, classic spirits that can be sipped straight—but that are just as good in your favorite mixed libation with a dash of this and a garnish of that. We source locally, we mash locally, and we distill locally.


100% corn whiskey, 100% local.

Our 100% New York corn whiskey, aged in new American oak barrels crafted by the coopers of U.S. Barrel in nearby Wilmington. Hints of oak and sap mingle with a touch of corn– just enough to remind you that it’s a bourbon whiskey born of Adirondack farmland. A little spice, a clean finish, with a hint of oak remaining.

Black flies are synonymous with the Adirondacks, as anyone spending time here can tell you. Like us, they’re active in the mountains and seek out adventurers making their way through the High Peaks. We grudgingly co-exist with these small but fierce locals (and find that our Blackfly bourbon whiskey is just the thing to take the edge off their bite).


Color: Brown

Aroma: Oak And Sap, Touch Of Corn

Taste: Hints Of Vanilla, Cinnamon, Spice

Finish: Clean, Lingering Hint Of Oak


Crafted from grains grown in the valleys.

Our take on American whiskey, with a mash bill of 70% New York rye and 30% New York corn — as with all of our whiskies, crafted from grains grown in the valleys surrounding the Adirondack Mountains. Distilled then aged in our used American oak barrels, this American whiskey enjoys the benefits of what remains in the oak, at rest with the subtle remnants of our bourbon that permeate each barrel’s charred interior. The spice of the rye, melded with the sweetness of the corn, gives this whiskey a bit more complexity, with a strong yet smooth finish. Exhibiting a robust flavor profile, our American whiskey is a true testament to the enduring spirit of those who seek out adventures in our mountains.


Color: Gold

Aroma: Spicy And Slightly Sweet, Hints Of Rye, Cinnamon, Oak

Taste: Spice Of Rye, Sweetness Of Corn, Hints Of Caramel And Cinnamon.

Finish: Mellow, Warm, Just The Right Amount Of Spice


100% corn whiskey, 100% local.

Finely milled corn from Adirondack Organic Grain is distilled with spring water straight from the mountains in Keene to make Gristmill Distillers’ Rusty Piton Corn Whiskey. The New York distillery picked the name for their white whiskey as a nod to the mountaineers and rock climbers who hammer steel pitons into nearby mountain faces. Rusty Piton Corn Whiskey is buttery, earthy and a little sweet. Grab a bottle and climb to new heights of craft spirit greatness.


Color: Clear

Aroma: Buttery, Bit Of Earthiness

Taste: Smooth Light Sweetness

Finish: Warm, Subtle Hint Of Corn


Cider from apples freshly pressed by Rulfs Orchard.

Cider from apples freshly pressed by Rulfs Orchard, fermented, distilled, and aged less than thirty-five miles from where the apples were grown and picked. We make our 1892 Apple Brandy in very much the same way we produce our whiskies, letting it rest in new American oak barrels after two distillations. As with our Blackfly Bourbon, you get a touch of that oak in our brandy. It’s crisp and snappy, much like apple cider but without the lingering sweetness. A bit dry, with a floral nose and a taste as pure as the process through which it’s crafted.

1892 Apple Brandy is an ode to Gristmill Distillers’ home, the Adirondack Park. Established by the New York State Legislature in 1892, it encompasses six million acres and is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. The land was further protected by an amendment to the New York State Constitution at the 1894 Constitutional Convention, which declared the park ‘forever wild’. Our 1892 Apple Brandy is made with New York apples grown on New York land– forever made in the mountains, forever Adirondacks.


Color: Gold

Aroma: Light Aroma Of Apple Intertwined With Spice

Taste: Crisp And Snappy, Slightly Dry, Hint Of Cinnamon

Finish: Warming