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UNION GROVE DISTILLERY is a family run distillery that opened in February 2016. We produce the award winning Vly Creek Vodka made from NY apples and wheat, vodka made from pure Tree Juice Maple Syrup, and the wildly popular Catskill Mountain Maple Spirit. All maple syrup used is produced six miles from the distillery. Our Maple Spirit is made in a rum style “but don’t call it rum” and aged six months in a used bourbon barrel. With encouragement and support from our wives, Penny Mulder a fulltime nurse and Jeanine Pascarella a full time mom to Max and Amelia, we decided to change careers from construction, spray foam and cellulose insulation to distilling. Although this is our first foray into the world of distilling, we both have experience making beer, wine and hard cider as a home hobby. Our passion for enjoying fine Bourbons and whiskies led us to make career changes and switch to this fulfilling career making fine spirits. We had never distilled before until we fired up our GENIO distillation equipment for the first time at the distillery. While our vodka and the very popular Catskill Mountain Maple

Spirit are the main products coming out of Union Grove right now, we are hard at work distilling batches of rye whiskey that will go into barrels and age for 12 to 14 months. When you stop by the distillery you might catch us running the GENIO Still, of which we are also the USA reps for, or bottling some product. Depending on the time of day you might even catch us behind the bar right beside our wives mixing up some great craft cocktails. When the weekend rolls around you can catch Lissa and Monte, or perhaps guest bartenders Jeanine, Penny or Victor behind the bar mixing up some great drinks and engaging in great conversations with our guests. If you would like a tour then all you have to do is ask. We are usually hard at work in the production room and will gladly give you a personal tour and show you how the process works. If we are not available then any of the other staff members will gladly show you the production process. Just don’t forget to visit. We welcome everyone and look forward to meeting you! —Brian Mulder & Todd Pascarella

43311 State Highway 28, Arkville, NY 12406 • (845) 586-6300 • • see listing page 21

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2018-2019 Guide to Pure Catskills Products  

2018-2019 Guide to Pure Catskills Products