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KyMar Farm Distillery

Kenneth Wortz taps into his family’s 300-year history of apple farming – and the nearly as old tradition of crafting spirits.

Today Ken and his wife, Lori, craft one-of-a-kind spirits, occasionally with family and friends who help them harvest and bottle at KyMar Farm Distillery. The signature Schoharie Mapple Jack liqueur and Schoharie Shine are just that good.

Perhaps the key lies in the local products they use almost exclusively. Handmade copper kettles produce the hand-crafted spirits which are then carefully aged in oak barrels before they are blended.

kyin2Ken’s family farmed apples for generations in his native Pennsylvania. That farm has since been sold and KyMar in part preserves that tradition for Ken, his family and future generations.

Founded in 2011, the distillery begins a new legacy as the first to be licensed in Schoharie County since prohibition.

KyMar plans a major expansion and addition of a tasting room in late 2013. Visitors are welcome upon request.