Montauk Locals to Launch Montauk Whiskey

Whiskey…Created for Montauk…By Montauk. Three local business owners and long time friends are set to launch Montauk Hard Label Whiskey this year. Montauk Hard Label partners Skylar Gardell, one of the owners of the restaurant “668 The Gig Shack,” Thomas Ciccariello of Seven Sons Landscaping, and Mike Demasco of Scan Security have years of experience as bartenders and servers in Montauk.

Montauk WhiskeyThis September Montauk Hard Label will release a truly locally minded, 100% corn, non‐Genetically Mod‐ ified (non‐GMO) small batch American Whiskey that is perfect for a sunny day. A whiskey embodied and emboldened with the spirit of Montauk, Gardell, Ciccariello, and Demasco will travel the hamlet of East Hampton this fall to show‐ case Montauk Hard Label. With much love for their town and culture, Gardell, Ciccariello, and Demasco have created a unique local product they are ex‐ cited to share, providing delicious beverages for all.

Enthusiastic support from the local community will make Montauk Hard Label easy to find on all the shelves of the favorite Montauk establishments. The iconic, hand‐drawn, custom label by local artist Erin Boyle is inspired by the well‐known film “Jaws,” the big great white shark caught off the coast of Montauk by Frank Mundus. Mundus was the Mon‐ tauk fisherman and inspiration behind the film’s character “Quint.”  Please enjoy responsibly.
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