Doing it Yourself with Williams-Sonoma

       DO try this at home!

      DO try this at home!

We are thrilled to finally take the “lid” off of our newest product…the Dutch’s Spirits DIY Cocktail Bitters Starter Kit, developed exclusively for our friends at Williams-Sonoma! Homemade bitters make an impressive addition to any home bar or as gifts for friends and loved ones. With this kit, you’ll have all the tools necessary for batching up TWO distinctive cocktail bitters: Aromatic and Citrus Ginger. And once you’re finished, you can start all over with your own imaginative botanical blends. All the hardware is reusable, so if at first you don’t succeed…try try again! 

As a companion to our Starter Kit, we’re also pleased to offer you the Dutch’s Spirits DIY Cocktail Bitters Bottling Pack. This set of three 4oz. Boston round dropper bottles and customizable labels are perfect for gift giving, or for your own convenience as you build your bitters empire!

Both item are available through the Williams-Sonoma online and print catalog.

Upcoming Events

Start the St. Patrick’s celebration a day early (…it is a weekend after all!) Join us this Saturday, March 16th, at McCabes Wines & Spirits for a taste of Sugar Wash Moonshine and a holiday cocktail made just for the occasion. Sláinte!

Saturday, March 16th 4:00-7:00 PM
McCabes Wines & Spirits
1347 3rd Avenue at 77th Street
New York, NY

In like a lion…out like a lamb. That’s March we’re talking about, not the tasting. This ain’t happy hour, people! But get happy anyway, ‘cause Spring is in the air Brooklyn! Swing by Slope Cellars for a free tasting on March 29th and get your sun”Shine”!

Friday, March 29th 6:00-8:00 PM
Slope Cellars
436 7th Avenue (Between 14th & 15th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY


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Cocktails of The Month

Last year, Bathtub Gin’s Dutch’s inspired cocktail, “The Schultz,” was featured on Sandra Lee’s Taverns, Lounges & Clubs. This year, the Chelsea fave has done it again with another killer cocktail. If you can’t get to Bathtub Gin, don’t be afraid to try this one at home:

The Rattlesnake
Created by Jack McGarry of Bathtub Gin

1 Egg White
2oz Dutch’s Moonshine
3/4 oz Marie Brizard Parfait Amour
1/4 oz Marie Brizard Anisette
1oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 dashes Peychaud Bitters

Start by cracking an egg and removing the egg white. Place in shaker.
Add the remaining ingredients into the shaker. Add one ice cube and dry shake vigorously.
Add more ice into the shaker and shake again vigorously. Double strain using a fine strainer and pour into a pre-chilled coup glass. Finish with the oils from a lemon twist & discard the twist.


We can’t get enough of the house cocktail at Beacon’s newest bar Dogwood.



2 oz Dutch’s Sugar Wash Moonshine
1/3 oz, Luxardo Maraschino
1/3 oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
3/4 oz Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1 dash Peychaud Bitters

Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Add dash of bitters.
Garnish with a lime slice.

Recent Press

Hudson Valley is the place to be…

According to a recent article by National Geographic, Hudson Valley is listed as one of the top 20 places to visit in 2013 in the world. And Imbibe Magazine includes Hudson Valley as a top ten destination to visit in 2013. Yours truly is mentioned as a key highlight… we have to agree.

And in case you need yet another good reason to visit the area, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is in full swing March 11-24. You can find the complete restaurant list here, but may we recommend a splash of Dutch’s to complement your meal? Check out on of these spots on the list: The Stissing House (Pine Plains), Bistro Rollin (Pelham), Brasserie 292 (Poughkeepsie), Terrapin (Rhinebeck), McGrath’s Tavern (Pawling), and the Tavern at Diamond Mills (Poughkeepsie).

And in other news…

The Poughkeepsie Journal highlights Dutch’s Spirits and the eventful history at Harvest Homestead Farm in the most recent Dateline article. To read more, click here.

Best of 2012

        Manhattan Cocktail Classic

      Manhattan Cocktail Classic

Wine Enthusiast Magazine awards Dutch’s Sugar Wash Moonshine 90 Points!

Imbibe Magazine includes Dutch’s Peach Brandy in its “50 Drinks of the Moment.”

CBS names Dutch’s Colonial Cocktail Bitters one of the best in NY.

        Pine Plains FFA

      Pine Plains FFA

Dutch’s Spirits sponsors the Manhattan Cocktail Classic event: From Still to Farm at Hearth Restaurant.

Our hometown of Pine Plains was in full swing the weekend of October 5th for its annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) Fall Festival. We had a great time connecting with locals about Dutch’s new distillery ventures on Harvest Homestead Farm and reminiscing about the farm’s historical roots.

On October 17th, Dutch’s Spirits commemorated 80 years since the U.S. Justice Department raided the distillery plant at Harvest Homestead Farm in 1932.

Bathtub Gin’s “The Schultz” cocktail, which uses the Moonshine and Brandy, is featured on Sandra Lee’s “Taverns Lounges & Clubs” on the Cooking Channel.