A NYS Farm Distillery in the Right-To-Farm community of Cambria, NY, within 5 easy driving miles of 7 the wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail. Our micro-distillery has planned an array of small batch, hand crafted spirits including white and wood aged whiskeys and multiple gins using locally grown ingredients. The tasting room offers tasting flights that includes a souvenir glass as well as the occasional featured cocktail. Our current spirits include 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey, also available in a smoked version and a 120 proof version! Our 1808 Gin is also available in two variations, each with a distinct but subtle difference. New this April is our long awaited 1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey. You can take a look at the distilled spirits plant through the viewing window or take a tour when available. Follow us on the web and social media sites for updates on new products and events – “Great Spirits, Small Batches”
Niagara Craft Spirits is pairws up with Buffalo Proper at the first Cocktail City event. Joe Whyte from Cocktail City has made some awesome cocktails with 1808 Silver and 1808 Gin. Two old timey themed spirit businesses are joining forces with a futuristic theme. The 88 Mile Per Hour is a generous helping of 1808 Silver with lemon juice, Buffalo Proper's Strawberry Basil Shrub and finished with Ginger Beer. The Great Scott is a futuristic color changing cocktail made with 1808 Gin, Butterfly Peaflower Syrup and finished with fresh lemon juice.
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1808 Silver Corn Whiskey is an authentic grain to bottle corn whiskey made in the American tradition. Each bottle has over 80% locally grown corn that mashed and fermented at the distillery then small batch distilled in our American made copper stills. Each batch highlights the flavors of true corn mash with just enough variation to make each unique. 1808 Silver is smooth enough to sip straight, but you can really appreciate the flavor with just a splash of pure water. You can add just a splash of ginger ale or citrus sparkling water for a refreshing drink. If you want a classic treat, 1808 Silver is wonderful in traditional cocktails where bourbon or whiskey are used. It can even be used in stead of vodka in many cocktails to add a new dimension. Check back to see our suggestions for holiday cocktails on the web site and available in the tasting room. Cheers!
"Niagara Craft Spirits Whiskey is made with the finest locally grown New York State agricultural ingredients and is distilled in our small batch, American made copper stills. Hand made with care and a nod to our historic past, each has a unique and refined character."
1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey is our first barrel aged spirit. We start with the same 1808 Silver Corn Whiskey that we sell at the distillery as an un-aged spirit. By starting with a high quality product we insure a high quality aged spirit. We age our spirits in hand crafted 5 gallon, charred, American white oak barrels. Making our bourbon in small batches and aging it in small barrels allows us to make you a hand crafted bourbon that has a depth of rich flavors that is reminiscent of big batch bourbons that are aged for several years.
Savor this bourbon whiskey over ice or use it in a classic American cocktail.
"1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey starts with a traditional corn whiskey mash using locally grown corn. Once fermented, it is then distilled in our Kentucky made, small batch copper stills and aged to perfection in new, charred, American white oak barrels. This authentic American bourbon is hand-made with care in Niagara County, NY as a tribute to our local agriculture and the history of this great spirit."
1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey is currently available at the distillery tasting room in 375 ml bottles.
1808 Gin is made in small batches. Each batch has a unique flavor and character. Batch 1 is a nod to a classic prohibition era American Gin. Juniper dominates the aroma and flavor over a refreshing citrus base. 1808 Gin is wonderful for sipping or with a splash of tonic. Try it in your favorite classic "Mad Men" era cocktail.
1808 Gin batch 1 is distilled from wine from the Niagara Wine Trail in our small batch copper stills using fresh botanicals and spices. Using large amounts of fresh botanicals adds a unique characteristic to the Gin. When served over ice or with cold mixer you may see it "louche", this slight haze are the flavor oils of the fresh botanicals becoming visible. Try it out!
"Niagara Craft Spirits Gin is a showcase for botanicals reminiscent of our favorite classic gins. It is made with the finest locally grown New York State agricultural ingredients and distilled in our small batch, American made copper stills. Hand made with care and a nod to our historic past."