It is with shock and sadness that we share the news of the passing of Gardiner Liquid Mercantile owner Gable “Gabe” Erenzo. Gable and his father Ralph Erenzo started Tuthilltown Spirits and Hudson Whiskey, of Gardiner, New York. He was a great supporter, friend, and champion of the industry.
This tragic and sudden loss was shared by Gable’s father, our good friend Ralph Erenzo, on Facebook. I was in disbelief upon reading it, and I still am today.
Gable was one of the most passionate and kind gentlemen I had the experience of working with and getting to know in the whiskey business the last 15 years. I was lucky to have him as a friend. I met the Erenzos early on in our adventure of BourbonBlog.com as they were one of the first distilleries outside of Kentucky.
About a year ago, I interviewed Ralph and Gable during the pandemic as part of our BoubonBlog Live virtual series. I’ve included that video below along with several other video interviews and adventures we shared with Gable.
Watching these videos from our archive reminds me of Gabe’s vibrancy for life, humor, talent as a distiller, an innovator, and leader in craft distilling, and his enormous heart.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and all those affected by his death. I welcome you to share your favorite memories. I will be searching for other videos to share.