CATSKILL DISTILLERY PRESS

DEPARTURES
October 2019

24 Hours in the Catskills…

How to vacation in the Catskills all year ’round…..Catskill Distilling, Stray Cat Gallery and Dancing Cat Saloon make the list.

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Travel and Leisure
October 2019

Trip Ideas> Catskills + Hudson Valley

Go to the Catskills for Gorgeous Fall Foliage – and Stay for the Wine, Beer, and Spirits

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VacationIdea
October 2019

Dream Vacation Magazine

The Best Things to do in the Catskills: The Dancing Cat Saloon

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Whiskey Advocate
October 2019

Whiskey Destinations in the Western Hudson Valley and The Catskills

A tour and tasting of bourbon, rye, and buckwheat whiskey at the funky Catskill Distilling Co., practically next door, is a must…..

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GLOBOPLAY
August 2019

Woodstock 50 anos: relembre o festival que influenciou gerações pelo mundo’Racey Stacey’

Quinhentas mil pessoas se reuniram durante três dias de shows, numa cidade pequena dos Estados Unidos, embaladas por sonhos de paz, liberdade e muito rock.

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THE RIVER REPORTER
August 2019

‘Racey Stacey’

The Dancing Cat owner recalls chipping in to feed the hordes.

Stacey Cohen, owner of the Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel, remembers Woodstock, but not in quite the same way as others do. She remembers it through the impressionable eyes of an 11-year old. “And it was really something.”

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SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE
August 2019

The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019…

Bethel, NY makes the list.

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USA Today/NEWS 10
August 2019

Catskill Distilling Company celebrates Woodstock’s 50th

On both sides of CR 117, just before you turn on Hurd Rd, sits one of the first modern distilleries in New York State. Catskill Distilling is owned and run by Stacy Cohen…

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The TRAVEL
August 2019

10 Stops On The Great American Rock and Roll Road Trip

The Museum at Bethel Woods, minutes from the Catskill Distilling Company is #9!

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The River Reporter
August 2019

Stacey Cohen, owner of the Dancing Cat Saloon in Bethel, remembers Woodstock, but not in quite the same way as others do. She remembers it through the impressionable eyes of an 11-year old. “And it was really something.”

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Poughkeepsie Journal
July 2019

Woodstock at 50: Bethel prepares for thousands to visit rural town for anniversary

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Conde Nast Traveler
April 2019

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Road Trip names Catskill Distilling as a place to visit in Bethel NY

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American Whiskey Magazine
February 2019

Catskill: The Most Righteous Bourbon

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Lonely Planet
August 2018

Best in Travel 2019: Lists the Catskills #2 with Catskill Distilling on the list with Dancing Cat Saloon!

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Architectual Digest
August 2018

Sullivan County is the New York State Getaway You’ve Been Looking For… and Catskill Distilling Company is one of them!
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New York Post
July 2018

You don’t need a car to have the best Catskills getaway…. Catskill Carriage drops and picks up at the Catskill Distilling Company.

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2018 For Whiskey Lovers.com
May 2018

Catskill Distilling Company wins the 2018 DRAMMIE AWARD for the “Most Exciting/Innovative Whiskey Producer/Distillery”

2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
April 2018

Catskill Distilling Company’s Catskill Straight Rye Whiskey Scores 93 Points – Excellent, Highly Recommended

2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
April 2018

Catskill Distilling Company’s Fearless American Wheat Whiskey Scores 90 Points – Excellent, Highly Recommended

New York Daily News
March 2018

Just a couple of hours from New York City — and boasting beautiful backdrops…

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine
December 2019

The One and Only Buckwheat Scores 90 Points!

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Huff Post
November 2017

Survive Thanksgiving in Style With These 9 Delicious American Spirits.
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Luxury Experience
October 2017

Bringing the Experience of Luxury to You…The Most Righteous Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

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The Drinkable Globe
October 2017

Catskill Distilling showcases whiskey range at Bar Convent Berlin International Bar and Beverage Show.

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A Taste of New York
August 2018

Catskill Distilling Company will be featured the month of August on the popular Time Warner Cable show, A Taste of New York. Here is the first segment that was produced at the Black Barn in New York City.

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NEW YORK TIMES
July 2018

A Spirit With an Identity Complex…..Catskill Distilling Company’s The One and Only Buckwheat

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Drink Me
July 2018

Catskill Distilling Company’s The One and Only Buckwheat in Drink Me.

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Wine Enthusiast
July 2018

Catskill Distilling Company’s The One and Only Buckwheat Scores 90 Points

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Thrillist
June 2018

Catskill Distilling Company mentioned as one of the best weekend getaways near NYC

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Liquor.com
March 2018

An Under-The-Radar New York Whiskey-From The Home of Woodstock.

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SeriousEats.com
March 2018

American Booze Hall of Fame: The Best Spirits of the Northeast and Other Bottles We love includes Catskill Distilling’s Bosco Monte Vecchio Grappa

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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
April 2018

Catskill Distilling Company wins DOUBLE GOLD for their MOST RIGHTEOUS BOURBON at the 74th Annual Convention & Exposition in Florida.

Fodor’s Travel
April 2017

Catskill Distilling Company listed in Fodor’s Travel as one of “The Best Distilleries in New York State” Read more…

Wine Enthusiast
September 2017

Catskill Distilling Company’s The Most Righteous Receives 93 POINTS in Best of the Year 2016!

The Fifty Best
September 2017

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

Liquor.com
September 2017

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 2017

Catskill Distilling Company wins GOLD for their CATSKILL STRAIGHT RYE WHISKEY at the 73rd Annual Convention & Exposition in Vegas.

Whisky Magazine
April 2017

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
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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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”

Across the street from the Woodstock Festival grounds sits Catskill Distilling Company, where you can find some of the best spirits in the state.

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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

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

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!

What We’re Drinking: Our Favorite Whiskeys
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, not only in the Hudson Valley or New York, but anywhere. This 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.

The Village Voice: “Catskill Distilling
Company’s Extraordinary Spirits”
December 13, 2013

In the Southern foothills of the Catskills, 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.”

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.

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– The distillery is open for tours and you can chill at the bar next door, Dancing Cat Saloon, for more tastes and local brews.”

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

Edible Glimpses: The Slow Foods of New York

“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.”

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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

The area not only draws those who appreciate rock music and counterculture, it is also attracting fine spirits enthusiasts. Directly across the road from where Woodstock took place lies the Catskill Distilling Company. If you’re a fan of strong drink you are in for a treat, because this is where they make the award winning, appropriately named Catskill Mountain Peace Vodka.

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