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.

Introducing 601 Bourbon!
Our customers have been begging us for a bourbon, and we listened. But we couldn't just rush out and make any bourbon. Like our internationally award winning Vodka, we took the time to formulate the absolute best tasting product we could. Aged in new charred white oak barrels, this is a bourbon worth taking the time to savor and enjoy.
Similar to our ADK Vodka and ADK Gin, 601 Bourbon is gluten free and uses only local ingredients to help ensure the finest product.
Tasting Notes:
This unusually smooth Bourbon is born from 100% local corn. A hint of natural sweetness on the nose, it develops a depth on the palette with hints of vanilla, raisin with a spicy peppery finish. You know it’s whiskey but without the burn. Try it straight up or with a drop of water to "open up" the fragrances. Enjoy!