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Hudson Valley Distillers

Hudson Valley Distillers Thomas Yozzo and Chris Moyer met in 1990 as fraternity brothers at Bloomsburg University. Over the years the two and their families often visited and vacationed together, and invariably they discussed opening a business when Thomas retired from law enforcement. Everything from golf courses to camp grounds was discussed, but nothing seemed to fit. Finally, on a 2009 vacation Thomas suggested they start a distillery. Chris started to research the emerging craft distilling industry, and after discovering the industry was growing rapidly, the two got serious. In 2012, Chris moved his family from Northern Virginia to Red Hook, NY and in July 2013 the two purchased a small farm and apple orchard in Clermont, NY and named it Spirits Grove Farm. Spirits Grove Farm was previously used as a nursery and came with a house, retail center, 100 year old barn, a four acre apple orchard, and four greenhouses. The apples will be used to make an apple based vodka and the greenhouses to grow botanicals and flavorings for their gin. Visitors will see every step of the spirits production process, growing grains and fruits, fermenting, distilling, and bottling. The barn is currently being renovated from the ground up to house the distillery and tasting room, with plans to expand the tasting room into the old nursery retail center in the future.


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1727 Route 9, Clermont, NY, US, 12526 Email:
Phone: 518-537-6820 Web:
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