Murray's Fools Distilling Co.

Murray’s Fools Distilling Company is a farm distillery producing small batch craft spirits to be enjoyed by those who value nature's quiet moments and freedom of self. The company was founded in 2015 by husband and wife team, Sarah and Randall Beach.

Murray’s Fools Distilling Company is named for one of the seminal events in the history of the Adirondacks, the Murray Rush of 1869. This rush was an influx of thousands of 19th century city dwellers to the Adirondacks, in order to experience the wondrous wilderness described in William Henry Harrison (“Adirondack”) Murray’s book Adventures in the Wilderness. A general state of unreadiness and nearly impossible travel routes gave rise to the moniker “Murray’s Fools.” This label was often applied to those who ventured into the wilderness in 1869 and found themselves, at first, unprepared for its obstacles. Despite severe challenges, the brave souls who sought out the restorative Adirondacks that Murray wrote about that first summer of 1869, did not give up. From 1870 to 1874, Murray’s Fools poured into the Adirondack Mountains with much success.

W.H.H. Murray was an advocate not only of the wilderness, but also of a cultured, yet rugged, individualism. Throughout his fictional works, his characters are often at ease both in the city and among nature’s wonders. They are cultured men and women who have a profound understanding of the natural world.

Our company philosophy is based upon this heritage of freedom, individualism and nature in making its craft spirits. We draw upon the bounty of our regional resources, and produce spirits designed to inspire freedom of self, creativity and appreciation of the natural world.

The distillery is located in the small town of Altona in upstate New York, just a few feet from the Adirondack Park’s Blue Line.

LOCATION & TASTINGS

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GENERAL INFO

Founded in 2015, Murray’s Fools Distilling Company is proud to be the first fully licensed farm distillery in Clinton County, NY. The distillery is located on a historically significant property in Altona, just a few feet from the storied Adirondack Park. MFD Co. currently produces 'The Snowshoe' Vodka, 'La Pomme du Lac' Apple Brandy and 'WolfJaw' Single Malt Whiskey, all handcrafted from NY grains and fruits. Honoring heritage and embracing innovation, Murray's Fools Distilling Co. creates small batch distilled spirits fashioned for those who live for nature's quiet moments and freedom of self.

DISTILLERY

Murray's Fools Distilling Co.

2229 Rand Hill Road, Altona, NY, USA

Phone: (518) 561-0475

sbeach@murraysfools.com

TASTINGS

Murray's Fools Distilling Co.

2229 Rand Hill Road, Altona, NY, USA

Call or Visit Our Facebook Page for Tasting Room Hours

Phone: (518) 561-0475

OUR PRODUCTS

OUR PRODUCTS

The Snowshoe Vodka

The Snowshoe Vodka

750ml 40ABV/80Proof

In 1884, former minister, lumberman, horseman, buggy maker, renowned author and perpetual promoter of the wilderness, W.H.H. (“Adirondack”) Murray established the Snow Shoe Café, a small oyster-bar and café in Montreal, Quebec. The establishment was located on Notre Dame Street, where Murray sold oysters, New England doughnuts, brown bread pies and baked beans. There, the stranger found clean table, good food and home-like quietness.

750ml 40ABV/80Proof

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La Pomme du Lac - Apple Brandy

La Pomme du Lac - Apple Brandy

375ml 50ABV/100Proof

La Pomme du Lac, “The Apple of the Lake”, is a craft distilled Apple Brandy made in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region from apples grown in Upstate New York. In 1890, W.H.H. Murray published Lake Champlain and its Shores, an exploration of the history of Lake Champlain and its yachting opportunities. Expansive and broad, our brandy reflects the wild, sublime nature of Lake Champlain and its surrounds.

375ml 50ABV/100Proof

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