July 2016 Feature Story: Saint Lawrence Spirits

The ‘Spirit of the River’

St. Lawrence Distillery owners Jody Garrett, left, and his son, Bill, in the taproom at the Clayton facility. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Saint Lawrence Spirits owners Jody Garrett, left, and his son, Bill, in the taproom at the Clayton facility. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Hyper-local farm distillery to open in Clayton this summer

By Karee Magee, NNY Business

Sitting outside Fairview Manor in Clayton and looking out over the St. Lawrence River, there couldn’t be a better place that encompasses the feel of the Thousand Islands region, which was Jody Garrett’s plan design from the beginning for his distillery. [Read more…]

Saint Lawrence Spirits project gets ‘go ahead’ from Clayton

Saint Lawrence Spirits will be able to launch a distillery at the former Fairview Manor property on Route 12E in Clayton, following both a State Supreme Court decision and approval from the town’s Joint Planning Board. Submitted Photo.

Saint Lawrence Spirits will be able to launch a distillery at the former Fairview Manor property on Route 12E in Clayton, following both a State Supreme Court decision and approval from the town’s Joint Planning Board. Submitted Photo.

The town’s Joint Planning Board wasted no time following a State Supreme Court decision to approve the location of the Saint Lawrence Spirits distillery. [Read more…]

Owners of Saint Lawrence Spirits in Clayton hope to soon solve zoning hurdles

CLAYTON — Saint Lawrence Spirits has two plans in motion — one through the town and the other through Jefferson County — that would allow the owners to overcome zoning hurdles soon and launch a distillery at the former Fairview Manor property. [Read more…]