The new Dutch's Spirits Timber Frame Distillery and Tasting Room
|Photos from IMDB and Dutch's Spirits|
A new distillery barn is being built in Pine Plains, New York, for Dutch's Spirits. The property the distillery is being built on has a rich history from the prohibition era where a lot of "boot legging" went on led by mobster Dutch Schultz. We are thrilled to be part of this project and will be supplying the timber frame for the barn. Read on to learn about the history behind this new fascinating distillery!
History of the Dutch's Spirits Property
The bootlegging operation was started during the Spring of 1932 by infamous bootlegger Dutch Schultz (aka Arthur Flegenheimer) on a turkey farm owned by former NYC police officer Patrick Ryan located on the rolling hills of Pine Plains, New York.
|Dutch Schultz (Wikipedia)|
After the raid, the farm went back to being a turkey farm. The farm went through several more changes, and finally, in 1969 the property was purchased by Charles and Janet Adams. The property still remains the the Adams family today as Harvest Homestead Farm and now the home of Dutch's Spirits. Uniquely, Charles was a "potato harvester" during the time when the secret distillery was in operation. For forty more years, the Adams family kept watch over the farm and its buried secrets.
|The site today where Dutch Schultz |
held his secrete operation. (photo Dutch's Spirits)
Starting in a couple of weeks, the timber frame for the new barn will be on its way to be constructed. The shell of the barn is slated to be complete by the end of November. The Dutch's Spirits Distillery barn is anticipating to open its doors to the public in the Spring of 2014. Dutch's Spirits is currently making Dutch's Spirits Sugar Wash Moonshine, Dutch's Spirits Peach Brandy, and Dutch's Colonial Cocktail Bitter (DIY kit sold at William and Sonoma) locally in New York. Dutch's Spirits goal is to become a self-sustaining farm operation and agritourism destination specializing in artisanal hand-made spirits. Stay tuned for more information on the progress of this unique distillery!
The construction site (photo Dutch's Spirits)
Check out the Dutch's Spirits Distillery website to learn more about their spirits and distillery. If you are interested in learning more about the timber frame construction for this new barn, call us at 800-636-0993!