Legal moonshine? Central New York’s craft distillers enter growing corn whiskey market (drink recipes)

Posted on Aug 13, 2013

Call it white lightning, white dog, corn dog, hooch, mountain dew, or corn likker. Some people even call it moonshine. But if you do that around Thomas McKenzie, the distiller at Finger Lakes Distiliing Co. near Watkins Glen, he may try to set you straight. “It ain’t moonshine,” McKenzie says of his distillery’s crystal clear and unaged […]

New Life Media: The Legacy Is Here TV Spot

Posted on Jun 26, 2013

The Legacy Is Here (Clayton Distillery) from New Life Media on Vimeo. TITLE: The Legacy Is Here PRODUCED BY: New Life Media for Clayton Distillery Shot on location in Clayton, NY USA. Legal available upon request. © 2013 Clayton Distillery / New Life Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Used with permission only.

WWNYTV: North Country’s First Distillery Almost Ready

Posted on Mar 16, 2013

The dream of three friends is about to go public. Clayton Distillery, which is located on Route 12, is already making spirits and is set to open to the public next month. The project has gone from talk to reality in about a year’s time. “It has been quick, a very quick decision over a […]

YNN: Distillery coming to North Country

Posted on Mar 16, 2013

A new production company will be lifting the spirits of many people in the North Country. Clayton Distillery hopes to open its doors to the regions first distillery this spring. YNN’s Carmella Mataloni took a tour of the new business and she shows us how it might start pouring money into the economy. CLAYTON, N.Y.–All […]

Watertown Daily Times: Clayton Distillery will try to put customers in high spirits

Posted on Mar 8, 2013
Watertown Daily Times: Clayton Distillery will try to put customers in high spirits

By TED BOOKER TIMES STAFF WRITER FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013 ( LINK ) CLAYTON — Along with the arrival of spring, north country residents will have a second reason to be in high spirits in April. Clayton Distillery has made April 1 the target for opening its new 2,560-square-foot facility at 40164 Route 12. Vodka production […]

Watertown Daily Times: Clayton micro-distillery nearing completion

Posted on Nov 25, 2012
Watertown Daily Times: Clayton micro-distillery nearing completion

By TED BOOKER TIMES STAFF WRITER SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012 ( LINK ) CLAYTON — Construction of a 2,240-square-foot micro-distillery outside the village is about 90 percent done, and the facility is on track to be running in January. “The only thing that’s left is our interior finishes, the bar inside the retail space and distilling […]

Watertown Daily Times: Distilleries Are Fermenting in the North Country

Posted on Aug 31, 2012
Watertown Daily Times: Distilleries Are Fermenting in the North Country

Construction is currently underway and a month ahead of schedule. Clayton Distillery will be New York State’s 14th Distillery and the first to open in Northern New York.

Newzjunky: Clayton Distillery Proposes Specialty Liquors to Attract Canadian Tourists

Posted on May 30, 2012
Newzjunky: Clayton Distillery Proposes Specialty Liquors to Attract Canadian Tourists

by Timothy W. Scee II Special to Newzjunky.com Published May 30, 2012 ( LINK ) WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Plans for a farm distillery in the town of Clayton moved forward Tuesday as the Jefferson County Planning Board learned more about the business’ unique recycling methods for the alcohol’s byproducts and its potential boost for local […]