The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening for the Higher Ground Distilling Co. located at 2513 State Route 30 in Mayfield on May 28. Pictured, from left, are Rosalie Faber (ambassador), Janet Davis (membership director), Anne Boles (tourism director), John Blackman, Ron Peters (CRG), Rick Argotsinger ( Mayfield Supervisor), Mark Kilmer (CEO of Fulton Montgomery Chamber), David Webber (distillery owner), Tina Webber (distillery owner), Jamie Ward (Mayfield Mayor), Ali McGivern and Jenny Rulison-Frisch(ambassador). Higher Ground Distilling Company creates superb, smooth whiskey, bourbon, and moonshine of many flavors by using the finest, high quality grains sourced from local New York State farmers. With their handcrafted syrups, customers can make your own flavor of “Sacandaga Shine.” Higher Ground offers a fun and relaxing tasting experience. To make reservations call (518) 527-5490.

By Paul Wager