For the first time in history Central New York will have its own legal bourbon.

Utica's own Adirondack Distilling Company will be launching 601 Bourbon, just one day before national bourbon day.

The small batch bourbon is made with only two ingredients - local New York corn and water from the Adirondacks.

The name of the bourbon is taken from the distillery's address at 601 Varick Street in Utica.

"As far as we can tell, this is Central New York's first-ever legal bourbon," says Master Distiller Jordan Karp. "It is further proof that anyone using local ingredients and resources from Utica and Central New York can produce an amazing product that can compete and succeed at an international level."

A limited number of 346 specially signed first batch bottles will be available Friday June 13, at the distillery from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

"We had originally planned on 350 bottles," said distillery President Bruce Elwell. "But due to evaporation over the aging process, known as the 'angel's share,' we lost a few. We want everyone to have a chance to try the first batch, but with so few available we hope that people will be patient. More will be coming when it is properly aged."

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