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We were a bit thirsty so we packed up our gear and travelled a short distance to a boutique distillery, Still The One in Port Chester, NY. The business is predominantly a three man operation: Owner, Albert Savarese, head distiller Tyler LaCorata & assistant distiller Ryan Sadis. The trio have it dialed in and are producing some unique and amazing expressions. Albert believes in letting his team express themselves. As a result, there's a small testing still ready to create strange and awesome experiment. We got a definite Charlie & the Chocolate factory feel when we walked in. Small bottled "experiments' are scattered throughout including a mint-chocolate absinthe that came to Tyler in a dream. Yes, he keeps a dream book. Still The One began in 2009 producing vodka and then Gin. Whiskeys came later and they've definitely carved out a delicious niche for themselves. Nothing is mass-produced and almost every expression is a single barrel. We sipped a beautiful wheat whiskey #3 that was incredibly soft, flavorful and had that signature touch of sweetness that was expected. The distilled single malts are the results of beer mash they acquire from local breweries. The mash is brought to the distillery in 270 gallon totes and then pot distilled. Their pot still is perfect for capturing just the right amount of beer characteristics. We've had a few whiskeys derived from beer mash at other distilleries and Still The One is "one" of the best!
Still The One is open to the public
They will host your Saturday afternoon with a Craft Spirits Tasting! No reservations are needed. Tastings are $10 and include a flight of four samples of customer’s choice of spirits.
They offer distillery tours by appointment only. They conduct tours on Saturdays between hours of 1pm – 7pm; last tour available at 6pm. Tours are $10 and last up to 30 minutes.