Denning's Point Distillery
Denning's Point Distillery
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Visit our unique urban production space in Beacon, NY for a tour and tasting of our hand crafted spirits. Learn about our distillation process and enjoy our spirits that originate as NY state agricultural product. Now open with tastings of Viskill Vodka made from NY state wheat and a limited edition rare find 7 year old American whisky. Coming soon: Denning's Point Rye and Denning's Point Bourbon.
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  • CMKNY
    Westchester County, New York394 contributions
    Cocktails in a fun spot
    Relaxing stop during an afternoon visit to Beacon. We were greeted by the owner who suggested a late lunch spot (the distillery has only beverages and we needed a bite to eat first.) She was very welcoming and helpful. We returned and the very friendly and capable bartender served us some great cocktails. There is also a tasting room but as we've been here before, we have already tried out the distillery's goodies. The cocktails are very good but not so large that you'll stagger down the street. Ample seating. It's not fancy but it is a fun stop in the Beacon area.
    Written January 17, 2023
  • wpgflyguy
    Herzliya, Israel41 contributions
    Great place for a tour
    We stopped by the distillery on a bit of a whim, we were in the area and saw that it was open. The Master Distiller was on site and welcomed us to a tasting of the 3 varieties that are either distilled to his exacting standards onsite or at an offsite location. The tasting tour alone was very informative and you get a great feel for the love of the process that makes this business tick. We also were able to take a quick tour of the brewing facility itself, though a relatively small place (hence small batches), the tour is informative and leaves you wanting to buy a still for yourself! We ended up walking away with one of each of the varieties offered and look forward to being in the area again and partake in another tour! Final word of advice - don't leave Beacon without seeing if Denning's is open!
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 4, 2015
  • Norman S
    New York City, New York320 contributions
    A Labor of Love
    Stopped in unplanned and got a tour and did a tasting. The distiller is an intelligent, dedicated-to-excellence entrepreneur. We learned a lot on our tour, and thought the whiskies were really good. It makes a trip to Beacon even more worthwhile. It's just an old garage, but the education you get into distilling makes it so much more. It's part of the evolution of the Hudson Valley into the new Napa.
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 25, 2015
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Meghan M
New York City, NY3 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
This is a MUST-DO if you're legal drinking age and in the area!
Some girlfriends and I made an impromptu stop at Dennings Point Distillery this weekend and it absolutely made the trip. Karl and his assistant were gracious and generous hosts for an enlightening & rollicking tasting of their craft spirits. Karl is such a character-warm, entertaining and of course also a master chemist with an astounding knowledge of distillation science. He's like a more intellectual, less bitter Anthony Bourdain. We loved the personal tour and definitely recommend their products to anyone looking for a tasty nip!
Written September 21, 2015
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Wdave_66
2 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
I've been stopping in here at least once a month for almost a year now. The spirits are smooth and the owners are friendly and knowledgeable. A must stop for those in the area.
Written April 3, 2015
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Arabella D
Beacon6 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
I've been here twice now, with different friends visiting town. This distillery, with it's gracious hosts, warm but not over the top atmosphere, and spirited beverages, has become one of the must go places when I have guests.
Written April 3, 2015
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owhite2
4 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
We stopped in on a whim, we tasted all the spirits; gin, vodka,rye and whiskey.The owner, Carl, was very interesting. He told us all about the distilling of the spirits and also a few stories about the drinking of said spirits. I had a great chat with Carl and was happy to buy two bottles from him. Next time I will go back for the tour.
Written June 5, 2015
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pattyg24
Metuchen, NJ8 contributions
The place is new so their selection of spirits is very small, but what they do have is fantastic. I recommend the Viskill Vodka! The tour is pretty quick, but for $5 you can taste their vodka, rye, and whiskey... just wish they had perfected their gin when we went... apparently it had the power to blind people lol :)
Written September 23, 2014
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Ariel S
New York City, NY2 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
I came to visit the distillery last weekend based on the good reviews online. I was pleasantly surprised to find they had a live blues band playing. Apparently they lave live music every second Saturday (a fun time in Beacon with lots of special activities at the art galleries). The music was great and the drinks were amazing.

The master distiller Karl gave us a personal tour and explained the complex process in a way that was super easy to understand. He was both educational and charming. We went through the entire process and he really brought it to life.

I'd highly recommend stopping in when you are in Beacon, the place is worth a special visit.

We left with two bottles. One bottle of their gin which my new favorite, and I'm not a big gin drinker. The other was the Maid of the Meadow, a local honey and wild herb infused vodka. As they recommended, I made a French 75 (the Maid with Champaign and a lemon twist) which is fantastic.

Thanks for making our weekend!
Written October 19, 2015
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Kyran T
12 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
I've been visiting here monthly since they opened in September, and everyone is always inviting and friendly. The tastings can get busy pretty quick, so come early and enjoy!

I definitely recommend tasting the gin, it's certainly unique and delicious.
Written July 25, 2015
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Tom J
New York City, NY1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Friends
Enjoyed a tasting and tour of the distillery. The owner gave a very educational tour and explained the process in great detail. The spirits were wonderful, I especially liked complex flavors of the Gin.
Written July 24, 2015
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Strombone99
NY14 contributions
I just recently found out this place had opened up and have no idea how many times I passed it driving down Main Street! The owners were very nice and gave samples and tour of the place. I wish them luck and happily left with a few bottles of whiskey for Christmas gifts...I will be returning again!
Written January 15, 2015
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Hudsonvalleyscott1
2 contributions
Apr 2015 • Business
Here you will find the finest local whiskeys, bourbbons and vodkas. Tours available. Great people.All you can ask for from a local distillery. Shipment of orders available. Nice bar area for chatting amongst friends.
Written April 3, 2015
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