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“Great time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Albany Distilling Company

The Albany Distilling Company
78 Montgomery Street, Albany, NY 12207
518-512-9949
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Ranked #17 of 71 things to do in Albany
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Albany, New York
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“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Kicked off Date night here with the tour. It was great. Short and sweet. Great samples and nice rocks glasses as souvenirs. Definitely suggest to others.

Visited November 2013
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Albany, New York
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“Unexpected gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and two friends from out of town visited the Albany Distilling Company about a month ago. We were not sure what to expect but figured we would go and check it out and hopefully support a small, new, local business. Our tour guide, one of the co-owners, was extremely enthusiastic about their products and their process. We learned so much about the distilling process and were even able to have a sample of whiskey at the end of the tour. Thanks to the Farm Act, this is the first distillery in Albany since Prohibition and all of their grain is locally sourced. I highly recommend checking them out.

Visited January 2014
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Schenectady, New York
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“NIce way to pass an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Once we got over the fact that the main entrance is actually though the loading bay of the next door Albany Pump House, we were met by an enthusiastic John, one of the co-owners. The next hour was not really a tour but more of a visit as it is only one large room, but we got a detailed and fascinating run through how whiskey and rum are made. A lot was learnt about how whiskey is made and how different things give totally different tastes. After the 'tour'... we were treated to a sample tasting of the whiskeys they produce there. The two co-owners have put a lot in to the business and despite their obviously long working hours, they still find the time to meet the public and give a friendly and entertaining visit to the distillery. There were about 15 people on our visit and all of them agreed it had been a good afternoon. We used Groupon and as a bonus we each received a complimentary whiskey glass with their logo on it as a souvenir.

Visited September 2013
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Troy, New York
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“Great Things Come in Tiny Packages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Albany Distilling Company is very small but the gents there were top notch with big dreams and a tasty product. They were very knowledgeable about the distilling process and explained everything in terms we could understand. We went through Living Social to get our tickets to tour the distillery and got samples of their whiskey both before and after barreling as well as two rocks glasses with the company logo. All in all, we had a really great time talking to the guys and learned quite a lot about making whiskey! Definitely a nice place to visit.

Visited July 2013
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