Our Spirits

Our spirits are made in small batches, by us, at our distillery in Cambria, NY using local grain and local wine as the alcohol source.  We don't buy drums of industrial ethanol from the mid-west to be filtered or flavored to make vodka or gin; or barrels of out of state whiskey to be repackaged and labeled as our own.  Our corn whiskey, gin, vodka, flavored gin, and bourbon is made all year, by us, by hand, from scratch, at our distillery.  Come see us, see our process, and get to know your distiller.

Sinferno

This devilishly delicious Hot Cinnamon Flavored Gin begins life as our 1808 Gin.  Distilled from gluten free grapes or wine from a nearby NY Farm winery, the vapors are infused with juniper berries, citrus, and several select spices and herbs.  The gin is sweetened with simple syrup and flavored with high quality cinnamon oil and hot pepper extract.  Bottled at 66 proof, we think you will find this to be your new favorite red-hot flavored spirit. 

Niagara Craft Spirits 'Sinferno' is currently available in 750 mL bottles.

1808 Vodka

1808 Vodka starts life as a gluten free 100% corn mash using corn from a local farmer.  The mash is fermented with a quality yeast and then is distilled into corn whiskey.  We distill the spirit a second time using a vodka column of our own design resulting in a clean neutral spirit over 190 proof in strength.  The spirit is further purified by carbon filtration, proofed to 88P and bottled for your enjoyment.   Every step of the process is conducted by us in small batches at our distillery.  With every sip, we think you will agree that it is worth the effort that went into its creation. 

Niagara Craft Spirits 1808 Vodka is currently available in 750mL bottles. 

1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey


 1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey is our finest barrel aged spirit.  We believe that great bourbon comes from great mash, and ours starts with a mash of distillers malt and locally grown corn.  These are painstakingly mashed by hand to convert the starches into sugars.  The mash is fermented by a high quality whiskey yeast selected by us for its sweet ethanol and luscious fermentation profile.  The mash is then carefully distilled in our American made copper stills and aged in small, new, charred, American white oak barrels.  By starting with a high quality mash and distilled product we insure a high quality aged spirit.  

We age our bourbon in small, hand crafted, 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.  And as our distillery matures, we will be able to offer you older and older bourbon as we transition with time into somewhat larger barrels. 

Savor this bourbon whiskey over ice or use it in a classic American cocktail.  1808 Gold Bourbon Whiskey is currently available in 375 and 750 ml bottles.

1808 Silver Corn Whiskey


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.   Batches marked GF-# are made from 100% corn mashes and are therefore gluten free.   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, each batch has a unique and refined character.

1808 Gin

1808 Gin is made in small batches by us at our distillery.  Fresh and bright, juniper is evident in the aroma and flavor along with a refreshing citrus base.  In the finish you may also be able to pick out some of the many other spices and herbs with which our gin is infused.  1808 Gin is wonderful for sipping or with a splash of tonic.  Check out our Recipe page for a basil lemonade gin drink which is wonderful all summer long. 

1808 Gin is distilled from gluten free wine or juice produced by one of the local NYS Farm wineries close to us on the Niagara Wine Trail.  The wine is distilled in our small American made copper stills using fresh botanicals and spices. Our gin is so packed with flavor that when served over ice or with cold mixer you may actually see it "louche", this slight haze is caused by the essential oils of the fresh botanicals becoming visible.  Try it out!