After years of working hard at various jobs, living, learning, and dreaming, we have come up with a way to pursue our passion and give back to the community we have grown to love.
We originally purchased the building as a long-term records storage facility, but the great recession of 2009 and other factors prevented that plan’s fruition. Our new plan (formulated over the last several years) is to build an enduring business to support our family, sustain our facility, and bring commerce and jobs to our community.
In the last few years New York has become quite a hot spot when it comes to spirits production. What started as a few scattered, upstart distilleries has transformed into a full-fledged craft distiller movement in the Empire State. Distillery operations throughout New York match the quality of many of Kentucky’s historic distilleries. Oatka Distillers will be one such distillery. Contrary to popular belief, whiskey and bourbon are not required to be made in Kentucky. In fact, the spirit can be produced anywhere in the United States if the mash to be distilled is at least 51% corn and the spirit is aged in new charred oak barrels.