Monday, August 7, 2017

Claremont Distillery Hosts North Essex Chamber of Commerce Member Social

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Claremont Distillery played host to more than 30 members of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce (NECC) on Thursday for a summer member social sponsored by Kearny Bank. Drinks were on special all night and food was free to members and non-members who took advantage of the relaxed networking opportunity. According to […]


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Getting Into the Distilled Spirit

One of the newest distilleries to open its doors is Fairfield-based Claremont Distilled Spirits. Founded by New Jersey resident Tim Koether in 2014, the 7,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to produce 20,000 gallons of distilled spirits annually, including vodka, moonshine and whiskey.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Putting Distilling Back in New Jersey

Tim Koether knows a thing or two about New Jersey. That’s just as well, since the founder and owner of Claremont Distilled Spirits is at the helm of a small business trading both on the state’s appeal and notoriety.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

From Farm to Bottle: Claremont Distilled Spirits Inc.

Claremont Distilled Spirits in Fairfield takes the farm-to-table concept to a new level, by using Jersey-grown veggies to produce its vodka (potatoes) and moonshine (corn) as well some local fruit as well. Veronique Deblois checked in with the Distillery’s Amy Sutton for the story behind this innovative Essex County business.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fun New Jersey – Claremont Distillery

Fairfield, New Jersey is now quickly gaining a reputation for being one of the most active towns in the entire state when it comes to alcohol production. Boasting a DIY winemaking arena, a number of breweries, and a couple of distilleries, this surprisingly small town has become a focal point of New Jersey’s artisan food and drink industry. Claremont Distillery is the newest of all North Jersey microdistilleries, and they gave us the opportunity to take a good look at how New Jersey’s moonshine and vodka are produced.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Claremont Distillery In Bernardsville News

Founder and CEO Tim Koether of Bernardsville started Claremont Distilled Spirits after more than 25 years on Wall Street as a hedge fund manager.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fairfield Distillery Crafts Local Spirits

Claremont Distillery will produce vodka, moonshine and more From: http://www.newjerseyhills.com By NICOLE BITETTE Staff Writer Jul 29, 2015 FAIRFIELD TWP. — The state’s largest craft distillery is now open in Fairfield serving up vodka and moonshine, and eventually, whiskey and bourbon. The distillery will officially be open for tastings this Saturday, Aug. 1 at 25 Commerce […]


Monday, June 8, 2015

Claremont Distillery Featured in the Daily Record

From: http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/2015/06/08/states-largest-craft-distillery-opening-fairfield/28704745/ FAIRFIELD – New Jersey’s largest craft distillery will begin selling its products this month.   Currently just a three-man operation, Claremont Distilled Spirits will produce vodka, moonshine, and eventually whiskey. One of just a few hundred craft distilleries in the country, Claremont has the capability to produce 20,000 gallons annually, the maximum allowed […]


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Distillery is on!

The distillery awoke this morning with the effervescent smell of mash fermenting after having done our first mash run on Saturday. We will let the fermentation process run its course over the next week. Then a couple of stripping runs in our pot still before firing up our column still. Full production to begin this […]