Lock 1 Distilling Company is the first distillery to open in Oswego County since prohibition. The distillery sits right across the street from Lock 1 of the Oswego Barge Canal. The same canal preferred by bootleggers as the main artery from Canada to NYC during prohibition. With the origins of Lock 1 Distilling Company firmly rooted in a family of metal fabricators, their goal is to produce the finest spirits available using their custom designed, handmade equipment. Just like the spirits they produce, their equipment is handcrafted and designed in house to yield the highest quality small batch products possible.
Lock 1 Distilling Company is a family owned and operated New York State, grain to glass, Farm Distillery.They proudly ferment, distill, bottle and sell handcrafted spirits made in small batches from local ingredients. Founded in 2015, with desire to craft their own distilled spirits, three cousins brought their skills, craftsmanship, ability, time and finances together to form a distillery. The cousins began production with their Ryze Vodka, which took a year to develop, but the time in the development stage paid off. Since its completion, it has not only earned numerous gold medals and various awards, but has gained local and regional popularity in liquor stores, restaurants, and taverns.
All of their ingredients are grown locally by local farmers. Their grains and botanicals are hand selected for use in their various recipes. This combination of traditional techniques, an innovative approach to old world engineering and a commitment to produce highest quality small batch spirits the market has to offer is what gives their products the smooth clean taste you'll look for in your choice of spirit.