March 20, 2012
With a passion for exciting flavors and locally crafted goods, the Smyth brothers are opening the first distillery and cidery in the city of Syracuse since the prohibition. Both are Alumni of Syracuse University (Jonathan '10, James '12) and both have a dedication towards local businesses and great food and drinks. We use only the finest local and organic ingredients to produce a variety of flavored vodkas, gin, and unaged whiskey. Our flavorings will be created utilizing high quality locally produced fruits, herbs, and spices; we will constantly be exploring new combinations of flavors that will excite and entertain the palate. We will seek to use only high efficiency equipment in distillation, as well as disposing of all wastes in the most ecological ways possible. As distillation is a high energy task we will be seeking alternative energy sources. In the future we will be expanding our offerings into other handcrafted / organic alcoholic beverages.
One of two founders of Spirits of Syracuse Distillery