Joe and wife, Michelle, renovated a large family barn and in April 2018, opened Waterman's Distillery, the first distillery in the Southern Tier NY region to feature All-Natural flavored white whiskey. Waterman’s use fresh, locally sourced ingredients in the distilling of their whiskey. The whiskey is distilled four times to produce the most enjoyable drinking experience possible, without additives, artificial colors or flavorings. Waterman’s offers unique flavors that are now offered in regional taverns, restaurants and stores. Waterman's is nestled off Route 434, in Apalachin, NY where they pride themselves on offering an experience, in history, with just a touch of modern flair! 

My successes. 

After only being open two months, Waterman's was named by Forbes, as being one of the "craft distilleries you don't want to miss visiting this summer".

How SCORE helped. 

According to Joe, “Having the talents of SCORE mentoring combined with the SUNY Broome Entrepreneurial Assistance Program provided a unique experience to assist with a successful startup strategy"

Waterman's Distillery Launches in Apalachin, NY