The Albany Distilling Company was founded in early 2011 and commenced operations in July of the following year. For their first whiskey, they began with a bourbon mash, releasing it first as a new make and eventually as a three-month-old bourbon. Their next product was an unaged rum inspired by their proximity to Albany's original 18th century distillery, and followed a recipe from that era. Over the next several years, they expanded their offerings to include more whiskeys and a range of spirits including products created in collaboration with other small local businesses such as Nine Pin Ciderworks and Death Wish Coffee. Owners John Curtin and Richard Sicari are committed to making high-quality spirits, one small batch at a time.