Tenmile Distillery is focused on making hand-crafted single malt whisky, gin, and vodka the way they were intended to be made, cutting no corners and using only the best ingredients.
Master distiller, Shane Fraser has extensive experience producing handmade, small-batch whisky and before coming to Tenmile, he served as Master Distiller for Wolfburn Distillery, the most northerly malt whisky distillery in Scotland. The single malt he made for Wolfburn has already won a number of prestigious awards. We have tasked Shane with developing an innovative, unique New York State whisky, made in the Scottish style.
We have worked hard to source everything locally and it pleases us enormously that in an ideal year all the wheat and barley grain is grown by local farmers in Dutchess or Columbia Counties. (In a non-ideal year all the wheat or barley is still grown in NY State, we’ve just been forced to go outside our 30-mile local radius due to the vagaries of nature.)
John Dyson’s Scottish heritage and his lifelong dedication to intelligent, best-in-class farming practices have driven us to make the finest traditional single malt using the best local New York State grains. Little Rest is the only whisky made in the US by a Scottish Master Distiller, Shane Fraser, using low and slow distilling methods. Come and see our Forsyths stills in Wassaic, NY and judge our work for yourself.