What is Gin?: FLD Spirited Education Series

April 7, 2014

  Gin is a fantastically diverse spirit, in terms of flavor and cocktail use. The distiller’s choice of botanicals, methods, and styles has left the consumer with many choices to make their Martini or build their G&T…

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Bom Dia Brazil

April 7, 2014

This Winter, I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil with our trade organization, DISCUS, and a handful of other U.S. distillers. The trip was made possible through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Market Access Program (M…

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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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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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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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