Cold, deep lakes. Rugged, remote peaks. Silent, ancient woods and air so fresh it restores the soul. From these elements arise spirits like no others, capturing the essence of pristine waters and untouched wilds. Here, in the vibrant heart of the Adirondack Park, you’ll find Lake Placid Spirits, the craft distillery creating fine liquor from nature's best grains, potatoes and fruit. We make our products in small batches using the centuries old method of pot-still distillation. Our most essential ingredient, pure water drawn from spring fed Lake Placid, is treated only with respect not chemicals. As our signature, we have added a final filtration using Adirondack gemstones to create a beverage that is smooth, subtle and evocative.
Precisely what our spirits evoke is up to you. Possibly a hike up Algonquin Peak to take in the vista of a vast wilderness. It could be first tracks through knee high powder down a narrow Whiteface slope. Maybe a misty morning on the AuSable River hooking a feisty brown trout, or perhaps it is just a peaceful moment on a lakeside porch savoring a timeless scene as you sip a cocktail.
The Adirondack Park - the largest state park in the country, 6 million acres of wilderness boasting 42 peaks over 4000 ft. high, 3,000 lakes and more than 30,000 miles of rivers, brooks and streams. Home to the black bear, white tailed deer, moose, bald eagle, and an abundance of brook and lake trout among other creatures. In short: an outdoorsman's paradise.
Lake Placid - the Olympic village, a patchwork of buildings set between two lakes in the midst of the high peaks region of the Adirondacks. Our proud town was host to two winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980 and made famous by the epic hockey game known as the "Miracle on Ice". During the final moments of the semi-finals in the '80 Olympics the unbeatable Russian hockey team was robbed of their bid for the gold medal by the US hockey team made up of amateur and collegiate players. The USA pulled off the unimaginable and went on to defeat Finland for the gold.
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scenic images courtesy rolf schulte