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Clayton Distillery

Client: Clayton Distillery | Location: Clayton, New York | Completion Date: 2013 | Services Provided: Architectural, Civil/Site & Structural Engineering, Land Surveying


Clayton Distillery, the first Micro‐Distillery in Northern New York, officially opened it’s doors to the public on April 6, 2013. Designed by Partner, Michael Aubertine, this 2,560 sf super insulated commercial building was designed to have the look and feel of an old North Country barn.

When you open the doors to the distillery, your eyes focus ahead to the Copper Still Pot, which is framed by double glass doors leading into the production room. The retail and taste testing area showcase the reuse of several local products, and add to the eclectic feel of the building. The products incorporated include the use of bricks from the old Kennedy’s Pharmacy in Clayton for a brick wall behind the tasting bar, old wood siding from a 100+ year old home in Cape Vincent cover a portion of the walls, and weathered wood beams from an old barn create a decorative contrast against the fresh pine planks used at the entrance to the production area. The cash out area in the retail space is an old counter from a business in Clayton, and the tasting bar incorporates the weathered wood beams, old corrugated steel roofing and black walnut from a tree that fell down on the family farm during the Ice Storm of 1998.

The distillery, located at 40164 Route 12 in Clayton, NY, their hours can be found on their website. Clayton Distillery

522 Bradley Street
Watertown, New York 13601


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