Waterman’s Distillery

Waterman’s Distillery is an innovative producer of all-natural grain neutral spirits and whiskeys. Besides the smooth taste and finish of our classic Waterman’s White 88 proof liquor, they have created a unique line of new and hand crafted, flavored spirits. The distinctive taste of grain neutral spirits is produced from the sweetest corn in the New York Finger Lakes region, and added to hand crafted flavors. The natural flavors excite the palate with a plethora of tastes and aromatic finishes. 

Waterman’s Distillery hosts events throughout the year. Check out the Experiencetioga.com events calendar for what’s coming up next!

Waterman’s Distillery is housed in a structure of 19th century charm and historical engineering. Three hundred year old hemlock timbers adorn the pegged beam structure built in the 1870’s. The German Bank barn is steeped in history and local folklore. Purposefully located on Route 434 in Apalachin, N.Y., Waterman’s distillery is part of America’s original moonshine trail established by bootleggers traveling east and west during the prohibition era.

The tasting and viewing room is open to sample products, purchase bottles, and sip on a delicious hand crafted cocktail. After only being open a few months, Waterman’s was named by Forbes, as being one of the “craft distilleries you don’t want to miss visiting this summer”.   Waterman’s has also been featured in The NY Times article, “A New Wave of Spirits-Driven Travel,”  and visitors from all over the world have stopped in to taste the unique spirits and refresh themselves with a drink at the bar. 


6172 Route 434, Apalachin, NY 13732




Wed – Fri: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. / Sat -Sun: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.