Union Grove Distillery is a family-run, farm-licensed, award-winning craft distillery that has been in operation since February 2016 and currently produces the award-winning Vly Creek Vodka made from NY apples and wheat. They also produce a vodka made from pure Tree Juice maple syrup, which is made about 6 miles from the distillery. Also produced with the local syrup is the wildly popular Catskill Mountain Maple Spirit. Made in a rum style “but don’t call it rum” and aged 6 months in a barrel that was used once for bourbon and once for bourbon barrel maple syrup.
Owners Brian Mulder of Roxbury and Todd Pascarella of Fleischmanns founded the distillery, along with the encouragement and support of our wives. While vodka and the wildly popular Catskill Mountain Maple Spirit is the main product coming out of Union Grove right now, you can find us hard at work distilling batches of rye whiskey with high tech automated equipment from Poland by a company called GENIO, that will go into barrels and age for 12 to 14 months. Or you may find us working on the formulation of the next products, bourbon and gin…
When you stop by the distillery you might catch Todd or Brian running the GENIO still or bottling some product. Depending on the time of day you might even catch us behind the bar right beside their wives mixing up some great craft cocktails. When the weekend rolls around you can catch Lissa and Monty, or perhaps guest/fill in bartenders Penny, Jeanine, or Victor behind the bar mixing up some great drinks and conversation with our guests. If you would like a tour, all you have to do is ask!
Craft Cocktails and local craft beer served in our tasting room. Free Tours and tastings. Kid friendly. If you are coming in for a tour and a taste or some craft cocktails please feel free to bring a picnic basket with you. BYOF! We welcome inquiries about events and parties at the distillery.
Since the birth of the Trout Tail Cocktail – a marvelous blend of Vly Creek Vodka, local maple syrup, seltzer and mint at one of the early Trout Tales events, Union Grove Distillery has been an enthusiastic partner in Trout Tales vision. With Catskills Trout Tales, we join together with our neighbors and colleagues, and you, our guests, to lift a glass in honor of the mighty trout! We look forward to seeing you this spring.