Category Archives: New Features & Additions

Welcome Hillrock Distillery

February 18, 2015 by The Barlow Hotel

thThe Barlow is pleased to welcome Hillrock Distillery to our wonderful cadre of Privileges Partners!

Located in Ancram, NY just a short drive from downtown Hudson Hillrock’s mission is to produce the finest hand-crafted spirits made with home grown grain, floor malted, craft distilled in their own copper pot still, aged in fine oak and hand bottled at the estate in the Hudson Valley Highlands.  Hillrock House was carefully restored in 2006 and the Palladian window above the entry is proudly displayed on the Hillrock bottle.  Hillrock’s commitment to quality embodies the rich history of artisanal distilling in the Hudson Valley. By controlling every aspect of production from planting & harvesting heirloom grains, to smoking their own malt, to crafting whiskies in a copper pot still, to aging in small oak barrels and hand bottling, Hillrock is able to create the highest quality whiskies reflecting the unique local terroir.

images_visitorcenter_0Hillrock’s gracious visitor center is integrated with the Distillery and overlooks the Estate’s barley and rye fields. The tasting room and bar provide customers with an opportunity to sample and purchase the fine whiskeys directly from the distillery.  Guests of The Barlow are offered personalized, complimentary tours and tastings by appointment.

Hillrock has received national acclaim in such prestigious publications and websites including Wired, Edible Manhattan and The Whiskey Advocate.  In addition Hillrock’s handcrafted Solera Aged Bourbon was ranked “Best of Class” at the American Distilling Institute’s 8th Annual Judging of Craft American Spirits.

A visit to the Hillrock Distillery can be arranged by guests directly or at the time of booking.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit and sample some of the best handcrafted spirits of the Hudson Valley.  Welcome Hillrock Distillery!

The Little Touches

August 20, 2013 by The Barlow Hotel


The Well-Stocked Bookcase


Close up on our Glass Collection

Now that we’ve finished with the construction phase at The Barlow, our attention turns to all the little touches.

We want The Barlow to be a hip, relaxing space for our guests and also want it to convey some of our personality.  Our lobby is already a great place to hang out for our guests as they wait for their friends of simply to enjoy the setting.  So why not make it even more inviting…

And what better way to achieve that than to display some of our own personal items?

So earlier this week we took over our personal martini glass collection to stock in the lobby bookcase.  They’re not there to be used, but create a great impression in the lobby area.  And if it happens to inspire guests to go out and visit any of our outstanding, stylish local waterholes, who are we to complain!?!