December 2016
Dear Friend of FLD:

The craziness of the holiday season is upon us, but this is also a good time to reflect on the
past year. It's been a great 12 months here at FLD and I feel very fortunate. We operate in a beautiful part of the world, have an outstanding staff that makes it easy to come to work every day, and have a very loyal customer base that appreciates our handcrafted spirits. It's hard to believe we've been distilling here in Burdett for over 8 years!

We recently worked with a production company called Blacksmith Collective to create some video content for the Distillery. Our first "release" is below:

In addition to this piece, we also have some really fun videos to share with you in the coming months. Stay tuned to our newsletter and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to
see what we've come up with.

I hope you'll take the time to read about the other cool things going on at FLD and consider us for your shopping needs this season. We continue to be open every day from 11-5 and have made the gift giving easy this year with our holiday baskets.

All the best for a wonderful holiday season and thanks again for your support,

Brian McKenzie
President, Finger Lakes Distilling
The FLD Holiday Gift Guide is Here!  

'Tis the season for holiday cheer! And also the super stressful task of finding the perfect gifts for all of your friends and family. But never fear, the gift guide is here!

We've been hard at work just like Santa's elves to make the perfect pre-packaged gift baskets and cocktail kits for the whiskey lovers and cocktail fanatics in your life. Check out our gift guide for simple, thoughtful gift ideas that will put the spirit in your holiday.

Featured Events    
Friday, December 16th, 6 pm - 7 pm
An experienced NYWCC instructor and a member of the FLD team will guide you through three cocktail mixology methods, using Finger Lakes Distilling's products.
Don't miss this opportunity to sip and savor samples of the cocktails made with our liqueurs, our Vintner's Vodka, and of course, our McKenzie Whiskies.

We'll be stopping by your neighborhood liquor stores in Elmira, Ithaca, and Canandaigua with tastings of the perfect spirits to serve at your next holiday
party! Keep checking back with our events calendar to see if there's a tasting near you!

Antique Copper Still Now On Display at FLD           
We have an awesome new addition to our tasting room decor! This Civil War 
era antique was discovered in the basement of a Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
home and  is said to have made whiskey that was sold to Northern troops by day 
and Southern troops by night. Finger Lakes Distilling is proud to display this rare 
piece of  American history, generously on loan by America's Steam Kettle Headquarters. Stop in soon to see this handmade antique piece for yourself!

      Featured Cocktail  
     December 2016

      Moose Punch
      6 parts cinnamon infused McKenzie Bourbon                           Whiskey*
      3 parts pomegranate juice
      1 part fresh lemon juice
      1 part simple syrup
      Several dashes Fee Brothers Plum Bitters

Mix above ingredients and chill. When ready to serve, fill punch bowl 2/3 with above mixture. Top with ginger ale. Serve over ice and top with fresh grated nutmeg.

*toast cinnamon sticks and infuse in bourbon for 8-10 hours