When co-founder Lieutenant General Mike Basla retired from the US Air Force, he returned to his roots in Central New York determined to help grow the local economy, create jobs, and give something back to veterans. The Maples farm, its natural limestone-filtered spring, and the premium quality local ingredients made a distillery an attractive option.

The distillery came to life in 2017 on their 80-acre farm known as “The Maples.”  The newly constructed barn was finished with 200-year-old reclaimed wood taken from the property, creating the warm space we know today. They’ve also begun cultivating the land into organic fields, and hope to one day source many of their ingredients from the property.