New York

1803

 New York Advertising Maryland Whiskey

, 1803 : Maryland Whiskey was a distinct product and famous up and down the east coast. This note from the Evening Standard in New York advertises 30 Gallons of Maryland Whiskey for sale.
Source: The Evening Post. (New York, New York) • 05-24-1803

2017

 Empire Rye category unveiled

, 2017 : In October 2017, seven New York State distilleries unveiled a new whiskey style/category unique to the state called "Empire Rye." To qualify as Empire Rye, the whiskeys must be made from at least 75% New York State-grown rye, be distilled at a single New York State distillery, be at least two years old and be aged at the barrel entry proof of 115 or lower
Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rye_whiskey
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