Bottoms Up, Lockhouse is Launching WNY’s First Locally Produced Amaro

Lockhouse Distillery Amaro

Photo courtesy of Lockhouse Distillery

We got a press release from Lockhouse and it’s good. Real good. Keep reading for boozy news.


Product Launch for Locally-Produced Version of the Italian Digestif set for March 31st, 2017.

Lockhouse Distillery & Bar – Buffalo’s first distillery to operate since Prohibition – will be unveiling their Amaro on March 31st, 2017 at 8pm, at their distillery and bar space at 41 Columbia Street in Buffalo’s Historic Cobblestone District. Amaro – a traditional Italian liqueur consumed after meals – has become a staple among discerning American bars for its versatile use in cocktails and as a standalone drink.

Lockhouse Amaro, developed with input from Cobblestone co-resident Tim Stevens of Ballyhoo, opens with hints of orange zest and root beer, is sweetened with turbinado sugar, and is finished on American Sassafras.  The result is a fresh and surprising addition to Lockhouse’s ever-expanding portfolio of innovative takes on traditional spirits.

For March 31st’s release party Tim Stevens will be on hand to serve several cocktails he’s developed specifically to accentuate this spirt, supported by Lockhouse’s excellent bar staff.  Buffalo’s own virtuosic jazz/funk quartet GRAVY will be performing starting at 8pm to properly set the tone. 21+, admission is free.

Lockhouse Amaro will be available at Lockhouse for $30 per bottle, and at bars, restaurants, and liquor stores beginning in April.  Ask for it at your favorite bar in your next cocktail or on its own.


WHO: Lockhouse Distillery.  The management team of Niko Georgiadis, Chad Vosseller, Jon Mirro, Thomas Jablonski, Cory Muscato, and Alex Wenzel will be on hand, in addition to Ballyhoo’s Tim Stevens.

WHAT: Product launch party for Lockhouse Amaro.   Cocktails will be served with the new spirit, and bottles will available for purchase.

WHERE: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, 41 Columbia Street, Buffalo NY 14204

WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8pm.

WHY: To raise awareness of Lockhouse Amaro, and officially launch the product to the public.

About Taste NY

This article was created in partnership with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park.

Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

For more information about Taste NY, please visit www.taste.ny.gov. Connect with Taste NY through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.




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