Our Origin

High Peaks Distilling
High Peaks Distilling was founded by John Carr in 2016 after decades of brewing at Adirondack Brewery and perfecting the complex art of malt fermentation.
Together with Head Distiller Aaron Koch, High Peaks is focused on producing world class and thought-provoking Whiskey and Bourbon in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Our Still

After numerous trips through the legendary Whiskey producing regions of Scotland, Carr was determined to replicate the traditional copper pot stills.
Working directly with JBF Stainless in Utica, New York to build a still with a tall, slender column allowing conversation with the copper and resulting in a clean, light spirit.
Whiskey

Our Process

High Peaks’ spirits
High Peaks’ spirits are truly grain to glass. All of our mash is brewed and fermented at Adirondack Brewery under the watch of Carr and Koch.
Our whiskeys are laid to rest for a minimum of two years, until we feel that the combination of spirit and barrel is expressed in a nature that is worth sharing.