March 2017
Dear Friend of FLD: 

It seemed like we were going to get away with another easy winter here on Seneca Lake...until last week. Like much of Upstate NY, we received over a foot of snow which closed our tasting room, but NOT our whiskey production! As we dig and thaw out from the big storm, we now 
look forward to the warmer months and a very busy tourist season.

We're also excited for our annual Kentucky Derby party, one of our flagship events here at FLD. The party is scheduled for  May 6 from  5 - 8 pm. Get your tickets soon, as this one always sells out.

                                derby attendees

Stay in touch with us through social media to learn about other goings-on here at the distillery. We'll be putting information out soon about our  Saturday tours starting in May.

Thanks for your continued support.

Brian McKenzie
President, Finger Lakes Distilling
Exclusive Barrel Aged Beer Tasting @ Ithaca

Ithaca Beer Co. will soon release Bachka, a delicious Russian Imperial Stout aged
in our rye whiskey barrels. Check out Meet the Makers for an exclusive private 
release tasting of Bochka and additional beer and spirits tastings.

Friday, March 24 | 6 - 7:30 pm
@ Ithaca Beer Co. 

Finger Lakes Distilling President Brian McKenzie and Distiller Jared Baker will moderate a tasting of Bochka and Finger Lakes Distilling spirits along with Ithaca Beer Head of Brewing, Andrew Hausman. This unique early evening gathering will also feature samples of several Ithaca library selections, FLD spirits and a light menu of house appetizers. Register at ithacabeer.com/onlinestore.

Keep checking fingerlakesdistilling.com 
for more 
events and tastings near you!
New Video Premiere: Life of the Party

Sometimes your get-together just needs a little extra spirit, and sometimes it needs a few bottles worth. Bring the party to life with your favorite whiskey, vodka, gin, brandy and liqueurs from Finger Lakes Distilling. Cheers to good times with good friends and good booze.

It's finally that time of year again to toss on your derby hats and sip on a
refreshing  McKenzie Mint Julep! The Finger Lakes Distilling Kentucky Derby Party is 
back, and you won't want to miss it. Watch the race and enjoy live music by the 
Notorious Stringbusters, house cocktails, local beer & wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Join the FLD Team!

We are currently accepting applications for friendly, energetic tasting room staff with
a passion for or a desire to learn about spirits. This is a part time position, with potential to grow into full time. We are open 7 days a week and looking for staff that will provide a positive experience for customers. Weekly schedule is flexible. 
Weekend availability preferred. Shift hours are from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Please 
email resume to jobs@fingerlakesdistilling.com. Qualified candidates will be 
contacted for an interview.

Leapin' Leprechaun
March Featured Cocktail

You'll Need:
  • 1.5 oz McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey
  • .75 oz lemon juice 
  • .75 oz Irish Tea syrup*
  • 1 oz. fresh apple cider or pressed apple juice 
  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain in to a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
*to make Irish Tea syrup:
  • 16 oz water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Irish black tea bags
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1 whole nutmeg, cracked
Add all the ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Strain, and store in the refrigerator.