With a mix of iconic US and global influences, NYC is known for its spectacular food scene, and the drinks can certainly stand up to the competition. Although the Cosmopolitan cocktail is largely associated with New York thanks to ‘Sex & The City’, and coffee  is the focus of gatherings in hit the sitcom ‘Friends’, it is whiskey that is having a bit of a moment in the bar scene.



Over the winter period, everyone loves warming up with a hot drink, whether that is a hot chocolate, mulled wine, or sophisticated glass of whiskey on the rocks. The Black Dirt Bourbon Barn at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets® is the perfect place to relax with a drink or cocktail after a long day of shopping. With so much to do and see in New York, visitors tend to plan a jam-packed itinerary so this is a great chance to put down the shopping bags and admire your wonderful purchases over a leisurely couple of hours.



Bourbon, a classic American whiskey, is a particularly fashionable tipple made from corn and aged in barrels creating its unique and authentic taste. Historically, the drink is sourced in Kentucky but in recent years New York is proving to be the hot-spot to enjoy a glass from amazing local makers including Black Dirt. ‘Black Dirt’ has its history in upstate New York, being named after the dark, fertile soil left by an ancient lake that once covered the city. Covering more than 5,500 acres of land, the rich soil is the perfect place to grow the corn used to create the velvety drink.



Whilst holidaying in New York, take the opportunity to enjoy the locally made produce with spirits, wines and ciders made from the nearby Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery in the foothills of the Hudson Valley. The range is available at Black Dirt Bourbon Barn within Woodbury Common Premium Outlets®, and enjoying these beautifully crafted beverages is an elegant way to toast your luxurious shopping trip.



Jason Grizzanti and Jeremy Kidde created the Black Dirt brand in 2012 and have produced a number of award winning brandies and liqueurs since their launch, to national acclaim. Their distillery now produces 60 barrels of the finest quality whiskey per week which can be enjoyed at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets® (one glass at a time!)



The pair’s talents also include creating the first fruit distillery in NYC, offering apple, grape and pear brandies, as well as delicious wines. They have even created the Warwick Rustic Gin made with juniper berries and citrus peel for those looking to enjoy a perfectly refreshing G&T after a day of exploring the stores.



After cheering to your shopping triumphs, why not head to a dining venue within Woodbury Common Premium Outlets® to get a delicious meal. To continue the all-American theme head to South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries or Shake Shack for a mouth wateringly good cheesesteak or classic burger and fries. Success has never tasted this good!

Heading to the States and planning to shop?