Press Coverage on Catskill Distilling Company

Wine Enthusiast
September 2016
Catskill Distilling Company's The Most Righteous Receives 93 POINTS in Best of the Year 2016!

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The Fifty Best
September 2016
Catskill Distilling Company's Catskill Straight Rye Whiskey wins a Double Gold Medal from The Fifty Best!

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Liquor.com
September 2016
6 GREAT BOURBONS YOU SHOULD BE DRINKING WITH YOUR FRIENDS.... Catskill Distilling's Most Righteous Bourbon #1

Made in Bethel, N.Y., the area best known for Woodstock and hippies, this bourbon ($45) by Catskill Distilling Co. is made with New York state grains. It’s relatively austere and dry, showing espresso, toffee and cocoa, brightened with burnt orange peel on the long finish. Righteous, man.

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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
April 2016

Catskill Distilling Company wins GOLD for their CATSKILL STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY at the 73rd Annual Convention & Exposition in Vegas.
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Whisky Magazine
April 2016
Catskill Distilling Company's "One and only Buckwheat"

Celebrating the whiskies of the world...

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Pancakes and Whiskey Blog
June 2015
Catskill Distilling Company: Spirits from the Fields of Woodstock

Across a field from where Jimi Hendrix played the most tripped out rendition of the Star Spangled Banner in 1969, there is a distillery. It’s called the Catskill Distilling Company and it’s located in Bethel, New York, about 100 miles northwest of NYC.

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HudsonValley.com/Blogs
June 10, 2015
Catskill Distilling Company

There are so many reasons to visit Catskill Distilling Company. A ride through the green fields of Bethel, New York (the site of the original Woodstock) is just the first. Interested in learning about the distilling process, from grain to spirit? No problem, just have a stroll through the distillery where one of their expert distillers can walk you through the process.

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Catskill Confidential Magazine
June 2015
Step Out With The Cat

Talk about a destination... The Woodstock festival and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts are no longer Bethel, NY's only claims to fame.

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DV8 Magazine
May 20, 2015
Catskill Distilling Company

After decades of practicing equine medicine in upstate New York, Monte Sachs turned his hand to distilling spirits in small batches, using the artisanal Italian methods he had learned more than three decades before, while attending veterinary school at the University of Pisa. What began as something of a glorified hobby has turned into a burgeoning empire run by Sachs and his wife, Stacy Cohen.

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New York Post
April 10, 2015
5 great Hudson Valley distilleries to get your drink on

Pretentiously swirling a glass of pinot noir in a sunlit tasting room, while staring out at rolling hills of vineyards, has long been a lovely way to spend a weekend, but why should vino have all the fun?

In the past decade, the Big Apple’s craft-spirits scene has exploded, thanks to eased regulations and a growing thirst for small-batch booze.
There are now about 70 New York “farm distilleries” — where at least 75 percent of the raw materials come from within the state — up from less than a dozen a few years ago. Some of these distilleries even grow the grains and botanicals for their liquors to control everything that goes into the bottle, and many offer tours and charming tasting experiences.

Have a sip at one of these picturesque upstate spots.

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Westchester Wine Guy
October 30, 2014

Some Serious Spirits at The Catskill Distilling Company

About 100 miles north of Westchester is where you can find the original grounds of the infamous Woodstock festival in Bethel. For those of us that were too young to attend, there hasn’t been much reason to head up that way in years past. But as of late there has been a bit of a renaissance in the area.
Neighboring Monticello has transformed its Raceway into a Casino while boutique art galleries and small shops are popping up left and right. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a great place to see a show or check out the history of Woodstock itself. But most intriguing (for me anyway) is the new kick ass distillery and saloon that opened right across the street from Bethel Woods.

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VillageVoice.com: Best Local Distillery New York 2014
October 15, 2014

CATSKILL DISTILLING COMPANY VOTED
"BEST LOCAL DISTILLERY NEW YORK 2014"
by The Village Voice

Across the street from the Woodstock Festival grounds sits Catskill Distilling Company, where you can find some of the best spirits in the state. Owner Dr. Monte Sachs, a practicing horse veterinarian, is devoted to craft and innovation, and he developed an accelerated-maturation house that stimulates the flavor compounds and speeds the aging process for his whiskeys.

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Thrillist.com: The Best Bars in NY Outside of NYC
October 7, 2014
Catskill Distilling is one of 13 establishments named in this article.

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The Manhattan Cocktail Classic: Catskill Distilling Company GURIOUS GIN Cocktail Recipe
September 9, 2014
Catskill Mountain CURIOUS GIN created by Distiller, Monte Sachs at our Farm Distillery in the Catskill Mountains - Curious about the 14 Local Herbs? Intriguingly Different and Uncommonly Sophisticated -

Curious Madame is a drink designed with our friends and neighbors at Catskill Mountain Sugar House using their Honey Syrup creating a cocktail that is Home Grown from the Catskill Mountains in every way.

Recipe

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Beverage Media Group: The One and Only Buckwheat hits the Trend within the Whiskey Wave
August 21, 2014
The whiskey train is still picking up speed—make sure you’re on board.


The impact of craft distilling has included visibility well beyond producers’ home turf. Garrison Brothers—Texas’s first legal whiskey distillery, est. 2007—makes their Texas straight Bourbon Whiskey now also available in Arizona and New York as well as Texas.

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NY Times: Top Ten in Bourbon Tasting - Best Value
April 24, 2014
Most Righteous Bourbon makes Top Ten in NY Times DINING & WINE | SPIRITS OF THE TIMES

With the approach of the Kentucky Derby, you can bet a lot of bourbon will be consumed. Nowadays, that's nothing new.

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NYC Craft Distillers Festival at The Bowery Hotel
March 29, 2014
A trip back to pre-prohibition
New York City

The Catskill Distillery took a trip back to pre-prohibition New York City, when the first official NYC Craft Distillers Festival kicked off Saturday, March 29. Over 20 specially curated Craft Distillers joined a 1920's jazz band at The Bowery Hotel and served tastings over a two session, all-day, all-night speakeasy experience.

This speakeasy event showcased specially-selected, premium craft spirits from incredible craft distilleries.

Over 60 craft spirits were sampled while a 1920's style jazz band kept the party lively during this one of a kind experience.

ONIF takes a break with an evening at the Bowery Hotel, sipping whiskey with our friends Monte and Stacy, owners of the Catskill Distillery [Woodstock, NY]. Watch the video

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Fearless Whiskey Release at
The Flatiron NYC
March 24, 2014
Fearless Wheat Whiskey Launch Party

Fearless Wheat Whiskey launch party was held at the incredibly cool Flatiron Room! Master Distiller and Catskill Distilling owner Monte Sachs gave complimentary tastes of his latest creation Fearless Wheat Whiskey.

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What We're Drinking: Our Favorite Whiskeys -Saveur
March 19, 2014
One and Only Buckwheat makes Saveur Favorite Whiskey List!

The aptly named One and Only Buckwheat isn't technically a whiskey (to be called whiskey, it must be distilled from grain, which buckwheat is not), but it deserves a spot on any whiskey aficionado's shelf. Made from 80% buckwheat, and, as far as I can tell, the only spirit of its kind in the United States, it's one of those drinks that makes you scratch your head and go back for a second sip. Earthy aromas give way to flavors peppery and sweet, with notes of barley, cane sugar, and vanilla. A weird and wonderful addition to the American craft spirits scene, Buckwheat is best enjoyed straight up and shared with friends who can join you as you speculate on the tasting notes: some fruitcake maybe? Or cereal? - Marshall Bright

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East Coast Wineries: Bosco Monte Vecchio Grappa
March 4, 2014
Smooth from Start to Finish

Bosco Monte Vecchio Grappa from Catskill Distilling is among my other favorites. Owner and master distiller Monte Sacks is one of the most talented master distillers not only in the Hudson Valley or New York, but anywhere. Monte actually studied and first learned how to make grappa in Italy. His grappa is smooth from start to finish, and has a nose filled with citrus and honeydew and licorice. An amazing grappa. Incredibly delicate and fascinating. Excellent.

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The Village Voice: "Catskill Distilling Company's Extraordinary Spirits"
December 13, 2013
In the Southern foothills of the Catskills, Dr. Monte Sachs runs the Catskill Distilling Company, an establishment that continues to rake in awards for Defiant rye whiskey, Most Righteous bourbon, Peace vodka, Curious gin, grappa, and buckwheat spirit. The tasting room is directly across the street from the Woodstock Festival grounds and next door to the Dancing Cat Saloon, an idyllic spot for visitors looking for great music and great booze. A horse veterinarian by trade, Sachs became enamored with the process of distilling while completing his medical training in Italy, and he hasn't stopped creating and experimenting since then. We caught up with Sachs to learn more about his unique aging techniques and latest spirited creations.

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Wine Enthusiast names Defiant "must-try"
November 2013
7 Must-Try New York Whiskeys

Wine Enthusiast Magazine's editors choose 7 must-try New York whiskeys - and Catskill Distilling's Defiant Rye is in the mix, first bottle on the left. They write, "New York distillers are churning out some of the best small-batch whiskey on the planet and impacting the booze industry in a big way. Right now there are close to 30 artisan distilleries from Brooklyn to Buffalo mixing up high-grade hooch. Watch your back, Kentucky, the Yanks are coming. Here are seven must-try bottles from New York."

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We're a "perfect weekend getaway"
October 22, 2013
Guest of a Guest: 8 Perfect Weekend Getaways

Guest of a Guest lists 8 perfect weekend getaways for residents of the New York metropolitan area. Bethel, NY is one, and Catstill Distilling Company is one of the three attractions mentioned, along with Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and Lake Superior. Read more.

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Village Voice:
Catskill Distilling #2
August 12, 2013
The 10 Best Distilleries in NYC(ish)

"Catskill Distilling Company, 2037 State Route 17B, Bethel Catskill Distilling Company just keeps raking in awards for its Most Righteous bourbon, Peace vodka, Curious gin, grappa, and buckwheat spirit. A farm distillery located in Sullivan County--a stone's throw away from the grounds of the Woodstock Music Festival--owner and distiller Dr. Monte Sachs continues to put his heart and soul into making these fine New York spirits, an art he learned in Italy. The distillery is open for tours and you can chill at the bar next door, Dancing Cat Saloon, for more tastes and local brews." Read more.

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Catskill Distilling at Slow Foods Spirits of New York
July 10, 2013

"The Slow Food Second Annual Spirits of New York event at the Astor Center was so much fun and so a-flowin' with talent, tasty tipples, and - it's got to be noted - team spirit. Catskill Distilling Company was there." Read more.

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NYC's Daily News gives us a shout-out
June 22, 2013
The Catskills are just a short drive away

The Daily News touts the Catskills as a destination, naming the Catskill Distilling Company and Dancing Cat Saloon as a lead attraction.

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Dave's Travel Corner: PEACE, LOVE and VODKA
March 7, 2013
Catskill Distilling Company's Peace Vodka

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Catskill Distilling Company • 2037 Rte. 17B • Bethel, NY • (845) 583-3141 • info@catskilldistilling.com