NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (Jan. 28, 2016) – Goshen-based Orange County Distillery has joined the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance, a cluster initiative of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC).
Located on a fifth-generation farm in the Black Dirt region of Orange County, the distillery is a true farm-to-bottle craft distillery, focusing on quality, not quantity. The distillery grows everything on its farm to produce quality spirits in small batches using a hands-on process.
“We’re not a huge operation,” said co-founder, John Glebocki. “However, this allows us to do our craft at our own pace and on our own terms. We are true small business owners looking to showcase our unique, locally sourced product line. To be able to have access to forward-thinking business leaders through the Alliance is something we know will be extremely beneficial to our future success.”
Glebocki and co-founder Bryan Ensall use sugar beets from their farm and turn them into vodka; additionally, they use bushels of corn and turn them into whiskey in just a week. Orange County Distillery’s product line includes bourbon whiskey, corn whiskey, unaged single malt whiskey, vodka and gin.
“Orange County Distillery is the result of what happens when two small businesses take an idea and turn into something real,” said Larry Gottlieb, HVEDC president and CEO. “A working vegetable farm has turned into a distillery farm. John Glebocki and Bryan Ensall represent what unique entrepreneurism is all about. We know their business talent will benefit the Alliance.”
The Food & Beverage Alliance focuses on helping area food and beverage entrepreneurs work better together by providing networking opportunities, hosting educational forums, providing a regional advertising platform for marketing their products and promoting the region as a major craft beverage and specialty food producer to target audiences. The organization includes food businesses, farmers, vegetable growers, beverage makers, distributors and other industry-leading organizations and entities.
About the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance
The Hudson Valley region boasts the most vibrant and growing base of food and beverage-related businesses in the nation. Alongside many well-known industry names and successful and growing industry players, the Alliance brings organizations within the food and beverage industries together, helping area businesses forge strong partnerships. The Alliance provides access to economic guidance and marketing resources to businesses throughout the region.
About Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC)
HVEDC is the leading economic development agency for the seven-county region of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties. The public-private partnership markets the region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. HVEDC helped start the organizational, branding and promotional effort for NY BioHud Valley, Hudson Valley 3D Printing, Hudson Valley EDs & MEDs, Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance and Hudson Valley PLAY. To learn more, call 845-220-2244 or visit http://www.hvedc.com.