The Mash Bill Monthly
Dear Friend of FLD:

Fall is such an exciting time here in the Finger Lakes. The views are stunning, visitors flock to the area, and our grapes are ripe for harvesting. Of course, that's just not enough to keep us busy around here, so scroll down to check out what other projects we have in the works, including Empire Rye, harvest updates and our annual Halloween party. Hope to see you soon!
Brian McKenzie
President, Finger Lakes Distilling
Empire Rye: The Real Rye Revival
In 2015, six leading New York State distilleries, FLD included, banded together to create a consortium dedicated to establishing a whiskey style for the Empire State. This whiskey was to be as distinctive, precisely crafted and held to as high a standard as any of the illustrious whiskey styles in the world. We're pleased to finally present Empire Rye. Participating craft distilleries across New York State are now branding their Rye with the Empire Rye logo, and we've even released a McKenzie Single Barrel Rye Whiskey to celebrate. You can take part in Rye Week by picking up a bottle of our Single Barrel Rye Whiskey in our tasting room, or by attending the Empire Rye Launch this weekend at New York Distilling Co. in Brooklyn, NY.
Harvest Season at FLD
This year's harvest has been one of our most fun and rewarding in recent years. Starting with a beautiful morning of staff bonding and grape picking in our vineyards, we've been celebrating the fruits of the region ever since! Click Here for more harvest updates and behind-the-scenes look at fall production.

Stop by our tasting room for
You-Pick Concord Grapes!
Upcoming Events
We're always adding new events here at FLD as well as off-site tasting events. Keep checking our website and Facebook page to find an event near you!
Empire Rye Launch   | Saturday, October 21 | 2:30 - 6 | Brooklyn, NY
Ticket Galaxy Beer Festival | Saturday, October 21 | 12 - 5 pm | Watkins Glen, NY
Hops & Grapes | Thursday, October 26 | 5 - 7 pm | Corning, NY
Potions Class @ Wizarding Weekend | Saturday, October 28 | 7 - 10 pm | Ithaca, NY
Nightmare on Seneca | Saturday, October 28 | 6 - 9 pm | Burdett, NY
Tasting @ Viscount Wines & Liquors | Saturday, November 4 | 12 - 3 pm | Wappingers Falls, NY
Tasting @ Dryden Wine & Spirits | Friday, November 10 | 4 - 7 pm | Dryden, NY
Union Square Greenmarket | Saturday, November 11 | 8 am - 6 pm | New York, NY

Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming events!
November 24 | Black Friday Single Barrel Release Party
Featured Event:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 6 - 9 pm
Our second annual Nightmare on Seneca will be a scream! Join us for an evening packed with delicious food, beer, wine and creepy crawly cocktail specials. Enjoy live entertainment, monstrous games and petrifying prizes in our raffle. Help us support the Seneca Film Festival in spooky style.

Cocktail of the Month
Drunken Pumpkin
This super simple, 3-ingredient cocktail is packed with flavor. Enjoy a fresh, crisp taste of fall with this fun and tasty drink!

1.5 oz McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey
3 - 4 dashes molasses bitters
3 oz pumpkin pie soda ( We love Maine Root! )

Just build your cocktail over ice and give it a stir. Add a cinnamon sugar rim for a touch of something sweet.

Finger Lakes Distilling | (607) 546-5510 |
4676 NY Route 414, Burdett, NY 14818