Rock & Rye

January 8, 2014

At Finger Lakes Distilling, we find that many of our whiskey tasters, whose introduction to whiskey has been Jack Daniels or Jamesons, usually have a limited knowledge of rye whiskey. When we mention that our McKenzie Rye recently won the…

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Hot Winter Drinks at Finger Lakes Distilling

December 19, 2013

Those of you that have been brave enough to venture out in the snow and cold to visit us the last few weeks, have been rewarded with the opportunity to sample our spirits in a small, hot toddy to warm…

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Bringin’ Figgy Pudding

December 18, 2013

This cocktail is inspired by the holiday season and uses rich ingredients such as our McKenzie Bourbon, maple syrup, and quintessential Christmas spices like cinnamon and bitter orange…

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Some more Turkey Day recipes

November 26, 2013

New York Honey Sweet Potatoes We released our newest whiskey, Catskill Provisions New York Honey (our McKenzie Rye infused with Catskill wild flower honey) on November 9, 2013 and quickly went to work to design a dish using this spirit…

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Some Thanksgiving Recipes (#1 McKenzie Rye Turkey)

November 24, 2013

Over the next couple of days, we’ll be posting a few ideas for incorporating our spirits into your Thanksgiving meal later this week. We start with the centerpiece of the feast… Recipe based on a 15 pound Turkey BRINE…

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Black Friday at FLD

November 19, 2013

Over the past 3 or 4 years, visiting Finger Lakes Distilling on the Friday after Thanksgiving has really become a tradition for those that are back in the area for the holiday weekend. We’ve found that there are a…

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Versatile Vintner’s Vodka

November 13, 2013

It’s Vodka Week at Finger Lakes Distilling.  Over 6,000 gallons of local Catawba juice was recently delivered to the distillery where Master Distiller Thomas Earl McKenzie and Assistant Distiller Gerard McCall quickly placed it in our fermentation tanks…

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Spirits Dinner at The Farm on Adderley

November 6, 2013

  Come join Brian McKenzie at the Farm on Adderley next Tuesday (11/12) for a 5 course dinner paired with FLD cocktails. To sign up, email  thefarmonadderleyevents@gmail.com…

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Upcoming Events

November 2, 2013

We’ve got a lot going on over the next couple of months. Please come out to see us at one (or more) of the following events: Saturday, November 2                     TastingLongs Wine & LiquorsBrooklyn,…

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Summer Staff Party on Schooner True Love

August 23, 2013

If you spend time on Seneca Lake and haven’t taken an opportunity to sail on the Schooner True Love, you are missing out. This beautiful boat was built in 1926 and is used for chartered trips from May through…

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My Berry Amour

July 26, 2013

This is a great Summer drink that makes use of fresh strawberries, local honey (we used Catskill Provisions) and McKenzie Bourbon. It’s refreshing, but complex…

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Winter Lights

June 7, 2013

This is a great winter cocktail that features our McKenzie Distiller’s Reserve Gin. Served hot this is perfect for a chilly winter day…

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