About Us

Located in the heart of the Cattaraugus County mountains just outside the bustling ski town of Ellicottville, New York, Ellicottville Distillery offers a homegrown approach to the age-old practice of distilling. Using only the finest locally sourced ingredients, owner and head distiller Bryan Scharf creates high quality spirits and flavored liqueurs. Ellicottville Distillery has an onsite tasting room where you can try their uniquely hand-crafted cocktails whilst browsing their bottled selections. They also host a wide range of events on the Distillery grounds that are sure to entertain. Come and taste the true spirit of Ellicottville for yourself!

5462 Robbins Road ~ Ellicottville, NY 14731

Open Fridays 1pm-6pm ~ Saturdays 1pm-8pm ~ Sundays 1pm-6pm



- Christmas Eve (Fri. 12/24) 1pm-6pm

- Christmas Day (Sat. 12/25) CLOSED

- Sun. 12/26 - 1pm-6pm

- Mon. 12/27 through Thurs.  12/30 - 1pm-5pm

- New Year's Eve (Fri. 12/31) 1pm-? (Fireworks at 7pm)

- New Year's Day (Sat. 1/1) 1pm-8pm

- Sun. 1/2 - 1pm-6pm

Check out our behind the scenes video with "Discovering WNY":

Our Products

All of our products are sold in person at our tasting room, not online, so come visit us!

Maple Bourbon Créme

18% ALC. By VOL. ~ 36 Proof ~ 750ml

Liqueur & Bourbon Whiskey

with Natural Flavors & Caramel Color

"The enchanted mountains of Western New York know how to keep secrets. Every rock, gorge, and stream has a hidden story. We've learned something from the trees, though, and it's become the secret ingredient to our Maple Bourbon Créme. This new liqueur is sweetened with syrup locally sourced from Western New York maple trees. When you drink this spirit, you learn a little secret of these hills. Enjoy Ellicottville Distillery's Maple Bourbon Créme, from our trees to you!"

Honey Spirit

40% ALC. By Vol. ~ 80 proof ~ 750ml

Spirits Distilled from 100% Local Honey

"The Mysterious alchemy of honey results in nature's sweetest delicacy. This ancient process requires time, patience, and dedication, similar to the distilling of spirits. At Ellicottville Distillery, we've partnered with our local bees to craft a spirit that shares the treasure of their honey, the taste of this land. Enjoy our Honey Spirit, from bee, to keeper, to spirit to you!"


25% ALC. By VOL. ~ 50 Proof ~ 750ml

Spirits Distilled from Corn with Natural Flavors Added

"Fall in a glass, great over ice. Local Cider based (from Mayer Bros. or seasonally from Pumpkinville) with a caramel & cinnamon back-end. Our take on Apple Pie Moonshine."

Blueberry Vodka

35% ALC. BY Vol. ~ 70 PROOF ~ 750ml

New York Craft - Small Batch - Distilled from Apples

"Smooth, cider based vodka with a sweet smell & blueberry flavor." 

14 plate distillation, charcoal filtered.

American Whiskey

40% ALC. By VOL. ~ 80 Proof ~ 750ml

"Aged 2 years in used bourbon barrels, twice pot distilled. What does it mean to be American? For some, it means creating what you want with what you have. In that tradition, we've harvested and twice pot-distilled grain sourced from our farm to create our American Whiskey. Barrel-aged two years in American oak casks, this whiskey is ounce for ounce truly American: bold, seasoned, ready for anything. Enjoy!"

Straight Bourbon Whiskey

44% ALC. BY VOL. ~ 88 Proof ~ 750ML

Single Barrel ~ Distilled from Grain


45% ALC. BY VOL. ~ 90 Proof ~ 750ml

New York Craft ~ Small Batch ~ Distilled from Apples

"Botanicals change with each small batch of 100 bottles or less."

Slightly sweet cider base, distilled 4 times.


40% ALC. By Vol. ~ 80 Proof ~ 750ml

New York Craft - Small Batch - Distilled from Apples

"Smooth, cider based vodka with a sweet smell & flavor." 

14 plate distillation, charcoal filtered.


Retail Locations

Omalias Liquor 

Ellicottville Wine & Spirits 

Story Block Liquor 

On The Side Liquor 

Akron's House of Spirits 

Aurora Liquor 

Cheap Chollie's 

Battle St. Brewery 

Cider Creek Hard Cider 

Queen City Wine & Liquor 

Evans Discount Liquor & Wine

Fermentation Station

Euphoria Liquor

Butlers Wine & Spirit

Gates Circle

The Gin Mill

Yellow Brick Liquor

Elma Liquor & Wine

Good Spirits Liquors

All Seasons Liquor

North Boston Liquor

Southgate Liquor

Straight Up Wines & Liquor

Outlet Liquor

Global Wine & Spirits

Southtowns Wine & Liquor

Chautauqua Liquor & Wine

Bag & String Wine Merchants


Lancaster Discount

Signature Cocktails

Pink Blossom

Blueberry Vodka

Rose, Lemon, Soda

Violet Hour


Lavender, Lemon, Mint, Pear


  • Spritzer ~ Vodka, cinnamon, cider, Ginger beer.

  • control stand ~ vodka, caramel, apple juice, soda.

  • Stock Car ~ Vodka, Apple Shrub, Lime, Ginger Beer.

  • Red Fern ~ Vodka, Jalapeño, Honey, Pineapple, Grapefruit.

Blueberry Vodka:

  • The Truffle ~ Blueberry Vodka, Lemon, Sp of Cherry, Tonic.

  • queen city ~ Blueberry Vodka, blueberry shrub, basil, lemon, pink lemonade.

  • pink blossom ~ Blueberry Vodka, rose, lemon, soda.

  • swipe left ~ blueberry vodka, strawberry shrub, lemon, sweet tea.

  • Stormy Blues ~ Blueberry Vodka, Blueberry Shrub, Lime, Mint, Watermelon.


  • the station ~ Whiskey, cinnamon, maple syrup, lemon, soda.

  • whistle ~ Whiskey, cinnamon, cider, pear.

  • firebox ~ Whiskey, cranberry, shrub Jalapeño, lime, ginger ale.

  • island mule ~ Whiskey, honey, pear, ginger beer.


  • side car ~ Bourbon, honey, peppercorn, grapefruit.

  • gold rush ~ Bourbon, Sage, peach.

  • conductor ~ Bourbon, Apple, Shrub, Lemon, Ginger Ale.

  • Spiced Queen ~ Bourbon, cinnamon, peppercorn, lemon, pear.

honey spirit:

  • Sunset ~ honey spirit, strawberry shrub, mint, lime, soda.

  • Gondola ~ Honey Spirit, Jalapeño, Peppercorn, Pineapple.

  • Cylinder ~ Honey Spirit, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cider.

  • caboose ~ Honey Spirit, Vanilla, Peppercorn, Soda.

Golden Eye


Rosemary, Basil, Grapefruit

Lava Flow


Jalapeno, Lemon, Mint, Watermelon


  • Piston ~ Gin, Jalapeno, Cherry, Lime, Tonic.

  • rosehip cooler ~ Gin, sage, Lemon, Grapefruit.

  • The Bee's Knees ~ Gin, honey, lemon, soda.

  • blowers ~ Gin, cranberry, shrub, Lime, Tonic.


  • Switch Tower ~ Appleshine, Honey, Soda.

  • dome ~ Appleshine, cranberry.

  • sucker punch ~ Appleshine, apple shrub, soda.

  • Turbo Charger ~ Appleshine, caramel, Vanilla, Sprite.

Maple Bourbon Créme: 

  • thin mint ~ Créme, Mint Syrup, Chocolate Bitters, Soda. 

  • lost in the forest ~ Créme, cinnamon, Soda.

  • Cringle ~ Créme, bitters, Soda.

  • the float ~ Créme, Root Beer or orange soda.

The Classics:

  • Martini ~ Gin or Vodka, Classic, Vanilla, or Lavender.

  • Bloody Mary ~ Vodka, Bloody Mary Mix.

  • Moscow Mule ~ Vodka or Whiskey, Lime, Ginger Beer.

  • Gin & Tonic

  • Manhattan ~ Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Maraschino Cherry.

  • Old Fashion ~ Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Orange Slice, Maraschino Cherry.

We also offer Seasonal Slushies and Local Beer.

    Featured Events

    We offer a wide range of entertaining events in our tasting room or outside on the distillery grounds including local live music performances, vintage motorcycle showcases, flock swaps, paint nights, corn hole tournaments, pig roasts, bonfires, "Punkin Chunkin" and more! 

    Check out our calendar below for the latest events:

    Distilled & Chilled Music Festival

    Sunday August 15th, 2021 ~ 2pm-7pm

    This will be the 2nd year of our annual outside music festival. Focusing on original music in the Western New York area, this year's lineup includes performances by Grosh, The Grace Stumberg Band and Kody & Herren!

    Photos from the Distillery

    Contact Ellicottville Distillery