Distillery Destroyed by Fire to Reopen Tasting Room

Hollerhorn Distilling, an acclaimed Finger Lakes distillery destroyed by fire in May, plans to convert an historic building in downtown Naples, N.Y., into a shop offering its beverages for sale along with a bar featuring New York beverages.  It will also sell other Hollerhorn and cocktail-related merchandise.

Meanwhile, spirits production could resume at the distillery, which is separate from the downtown location, within a few months.  Karl Neubauer, the proprietor, hopes to have a tasting room open at the distillery next summer.  

Some of the maple liqueurs, fruit brandies and whiskey, including an all-New York state version of a peated malt whiskey, similar to Scotch that were inside the barrels at the distillery survived the fire.