Adirondack Distilling Co.

The Spirit of
the Adirondacks

our story

Adirondack Distilling Company was founded with a passion for quality, tradition, and a deep connection to the local community. Master distiller Jordan Karp left his career as a political consultant in Boston and New York City to join forces with Dr. Bruce Elwell and attorney Steve Cox. Together, they became part of a movement in Central New York that emphasizes reconnecting with local food and drink.

“There’s a renaissance of upstate culture and the demand for local products,” says Jordan. “The fact that it’s made with care by the people that live here says something.”

Adirondack Distilling incorporates all-local ingredients, from the upstate corn used in the spirits to the Herkimer diamonds—rare minerals found only in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains—used for filtration. “This is handcrafted from beginning to end,” says Bruce. “That’s something we can be proud of and it puts us in a unique place.”

Adirondack’s state-of-the-art German stills produce our flagship vodka, gin, white whisky, and Central New York’s first legal bourbon. Each bottle—every sip—gives our makers, their community, and Central New York something to be proud of.

local ingredients,
exceptional spirits

We are deeply rooted in the traditions and values of our region.

Our spirits are more than just beverages; they are a tribute to the rugged beauty, rich history, and tight-knit community that define our home.

Each bottle we produce carries with it the essence of our surroundings, from the pristine waters that flow through our mountains to the locally sourced ingredients that reflect our commitment to sustainability and local agriculture.

heritage and craftsmanship

Our spirits are a testament to the artistry and precision of our distillation process. Each step, from milling the corn to the final aging in charred oak barrels, is performed with meticulous care and attention to detail.

Our state-of-the-art German stills and the use of Herkimer diamonds for filtration set us apart, ensuring that each bottle is of the highest quality.

We take pride in our handcrafted approach, knowing that the care we put into our work results in a product that our customers can truly savor.