Finger Lakes Distilling is the region’s first stand-alone distillery. They use locally grown fruit and grains to produce high quality homemade spirits such as vodka, gin, whiskey, brandy, grappa and liqueurs.
Since opening their doors during the Summer of 2009, Finger Lakes Distilling’s spirits have taken their place among America’s finest craft distilled whiskeys and liquors. The November 2015 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine listed Finger Lakes Distilling among the top six craft and artisanal distilleries in America today. Visit their beautiful tasting room, view their production area through their large windows and taste from their eighteen spirits, including the acclaimed line of McKenzie Whiskeys and Gin.
Who They Are
Finger Lakes Distilling is a NYS Farm Distillery, which means that they’re a small operation making a handcrafted product. It also means they’re able to devote all their attention to everything they make; they don’t take any shortcuts. Their flavored vodkas and liqueurs are made in the traditional manner, by soaking real fruits in the spirit. They don’t add extracts or synthetic flavoring to speed up the process. Their whiskies rest in oak barrels for as long as they need to, until they mature into the rich aged spirit they offer with pride.