Our Roots

Lock 1 Distilling Company is a family owned and operated New York State, grain to glass, Farm Distillery. We are located at Lock 1 of the Oswego Canal in downtown Phoenix NY. We proudly ferment, distill, bottle and sell handcrafted spirits made in small batches from local ingredients.

Founded in 2015, with desire to craft their own distilled spirits, 3 cousins brought their skills, craftsmanship, ability, time and finances together to form a distillery. Lock 1 Distilling Company is the first distillery to open in Oswego County since prohibition. The distillery sits right across the street from Lock 1 of the Oswego Barge Canal. The same canal preferred by bootleggers as the main artery from Canada to NYC during prohibition.

With the origins of Lock 1 Distilling Company firmly rooted in a family of metal fabricators, our goal is to produce the finest spirits available using our custom designed, handmade equipment. Just like the spirits we produce, our equipment is handcrafted and designed in house to yield the highest quality small batch products possible.

Our Facility

Summer of 2017 Lock 1 Distilling Company's headquarters is getting a $330,000 renovation.  We will be adding a tasting room, distillery enhancements and whiskey barrell storage. Follow our instagram account to see our progress!!

Taste the Difference

Discover the quality that lies in your own backyard.  All of our ingredients are grown locally by local farmers.  Our ingredients are hand selected for use in our various recipes.

The equipment we use is designed and handmade in house.

This combination of traditional techniques, an innovative approach to old world engineering and a commitment to produce highest quality small batch spirits the market has to offer is what gives our products the smooth clean taste you'll look for in your choice of spirit.