Local distiller’s vodka to be poured
at NYC event

Adirondack Distilling Co. is among the 24 distilleries around the state that will be participating in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic’s opening night gala May 17.

The start-up vodka maker, 601 Varick St., Utica, held a formal grand opening ceremony in November.

The classic May 17-21, now in its fourth year, is a multi-day celebration of cocktails and culture in the Big Apple.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pledged at last year’s state’s Wine, Beer, and Spirits Summit to work to ensure that alcoholic beverages produced in the state are featured at major consumer events.