Murray’s Fools Distilling Co.

Murray’s Fools Distilling Company is a fully licensed farm distillery located in upstate New York, just a few feet from the storied Adirondack Park. We currently produce ‘The Snowshoe’ Vodka,’ ‘La Pomme du Lac’ Apple Brandy and Wolfjaw Whiskey. 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.

Season And Hours Open
Tasting Room is open to the public on Saturdays Noon to 5 pm and Sundays Noon to 4 pm

What Is Distinctive And Authentic To The Character Of The Region
The story of Murray’s Fools Distilling Co. (MFD Co.) is based on our co-founder, Randall Beach’s, great-great-grandfather W.H.H. Murray (Adirondack Murray), and his advocacy of the Adirondacks and outdoor life. Considered by many to be the “Father of the Outdoor Movement,” Murray wrote and published Adventures in the Wilderness in 1869. This book brought huge, adventure-seeking crowds into the Adirondacks, creating what the media of the time dubbed ‘The Murray Rush’. So many people arrived after the book was published that there weren’t enough accommodations, guides, etc.; hence these crowds were called ‘Murray’s Fools’. Later, these ‘Murray’s Fools’ returned and built hundreds of ‘Great Camps’, hotels, vacation homes and clubs in the Adirondacks, making the Adirondack Mountains the destination place of the growing urban class., as well as the privileged.


Latitude: 44.808548 Longitude: -73.671048 Elevation: 1234 ft
Season and Hours Open

Saturdays Noon to 5pm and Sunday's Noon to 4pm

Contact Information

518-561-04752229 Rand Hill RoadAltona, NY 12910 US

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Tours are Offered
Site is Child-Friendly
Site is Pet-Friendly

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