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The Albany Distilling Company was founded in early 2011 and commenced operations in July of the following year. Our first product was whiskey. We started with a bourbon mash, releasing it first as a new make and eventually as a three-month-old bourbon. Our next product was an unaged rum inspired by our proximity to Albany's original 18th century distillery and followed a recipe from that era. Over the next several years, we expanded our offerings to include more whiskeys and a range of spirits including products created in collaboration with other small local businesses such as Nine Pin Ciderworks and Death Wish Coffee. Our small but extremely talented staff is committed to making high-quality spirits one small batch at a time.

Chief of Security

Spiritual Leader

Our Staff

John Curtin

Lucien Schallehn
Head Distiller &
Production Manager

Brian Grimsley
Director of Sales

Jamey Curtin
Wholesale Manager

Natalie Robilotto
Bar Manager


1st Place
Ironweed Rye
2014 American Craft Distillers
Quackenbush Amber Rum
2014 American Distilling Institute


Exterior of our Montgomery Street distillery.

Albany Distilling has two locations:
the Distillery and the Bar & Bottle Shop.


718 3rd Street
Albany, NY 12206

Closed to the public except by appointment

The distillery itself is located in what was once a 19th-century coal yard which served the neighboring pump station. Tucked away past the loading dock, the facility has a small but versatile 600-liter Kothe pot/column still and a modest bottling line. Production generally runs six days a week, and tours of the facility and process can be booked online.

Tours include a full, in-depth explanation of the production process as well as free samplings of our New York State products. They are generally held on Saturdays and run for about an hour or so; please look at the online calendar for the most up-to-date schedule of tours and other events.

ADCo Bar & Bottle Shop

75 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12207

    • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4pm-10pm
    • Friday 4pm-Midnight
    • Saturday 2pm-Midnight
    • Sunday- Monday Closed

Opened in the spring of 2018, this expansion allows customers to have a much more in-depth and relaxing experience with a full bar, outdoor seating, and a small shop featuring ADCo products and other regional fare. True to Albany fashion, the building has a long and varied history which begins in 1844; in its nearly two centuries of use, it has served as a residence, horse stable, and Nabisco factory.

Sign up for a Distillery Tour

Most Saturdays we host tours (generally taking about 45 minutes) at our distillery location at 718 3rd Street. If you are interested in visiting our distillery, as well as sampling our products, please take a look at our online tour calendar to see the most up-to-date schedule.