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The better part of a century ago–88 years to be precise–legendary mobster Dutch Schultz was running one of the biggest bootlegging operations on the East Coast underneath the Harvest Homestead Farm in Pine Plains New York. When the illegal racket finally got shut down by the Feds at the tail end of prohibition, they found a pair of 2,000 gallon stills and over 10,000lbs of sugar hidden below the farm. Now, an enterprising group of hospitality industry veterans has brought new life–and booze!–to the historic site with the launch of the appropriately named Dutch’s Spirits. The farm-to-bottle distillery operation is currently only producing bitters and a version of the original Schultz moonshine from 1932 made with raw turbinado sugar and smooth enough in profile to be used in a variety of everyday cocktails, but there are plans to expand into a rye and a line of ready-to-drink cocktails. Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm are currently only available online with shipping to New York State residents, but we’re hoping they’ll get licensed to for national distribution soon.

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