October 2016

Dear Friend of FLD:

The sun is shining, leaves are changing and the smell of grapes is in the air. Life is good in the Finger Lakes. We try to take a moment or two to enjoy the beautiful fall season, but then it's right back to work here at FLD.

Our production team has been cranking out more product than ever. The tasting room is filled with people enjoying our region... and, of course, our spirits. I love speaking to first time visitors that are just discovering the area and always feel pretty confident that it won't be their last time here in the Finger Lakes.

We've got a full line-up of events over the next couple of months. We're planning some really cool things here at the distillery, tastings at local liquor stores and events, and a couple of spirits dinners that will match our products with culinary delights from some of the top chefs in our area.

Please come out to support us and have some fun!

Best regards ,

Brian McKenzie
President, Finger Lakes Distilling
Have an Old Hollywood Horror Halloween!   
Saturday, October 29th, 7 - 10 pm
Join us for this haunting Halloween celebration, presented in partnership with the  producers of the Seneca Film Festival! Boys and Ghouls 21 and over are invited
to enter our costume contest and enjoy an open bar, great food, raffle prizes, and live music
. Tickets are $35 ahead and $40 at the door. All proceeds from 
this evening of Hollywood horror benefit the Seneca Film Festival.

New Blog Post: A Peek at Production  
   It's been a crazy month production at FLD. We took on a 30 day challenge to produce more of our rye whiskey than we ever have before, and one
 of those new barrels is Mr. 2,000! Check out our newest blog post for more 
details and updates from our head distiller, Jared, and our production staff!

Featured Events at Finger Lakes Distilling       
We at FLD love any reason to throw a party.
Check out our featured events coming up below, or
view a complete listing of our events and tastings!

FLD Harvest Party
Sunday, October 23rd, 11 am - 5 pm
Bring the whole family for a full day of harvest fun at FLD. Pick your own grapes 
from our vineyard, sip a cocktail just to your liking from our Bloody Mary Bar, pair it with the cheesy cuisine of Over the Moon food truck and enjoy live music from
The Pelotones!

Dano's Spirits Dinner
Saturday, November 5th, 6 - 9 pm
We're thrilled to be working with Karen and Dano on this unique dining experience .
A menu filled  with  local ingredients from fall harvest pairs perfectly with the cocktails we have prepared for each course. Call Dano's at (607) 582-7555 for more information and  to make your reservations today!

Black Friday Roll Out
Friday, November 25th, 11 am - 5 pm
Be a black sheep this Black Friday. Ditch the hectic shopping scene and join us 
as we celebrate rolling out another SINGLE BARREL RELEASE! Why shove your way through crowds when you could belly-up to the bar, sip on a cocktail and take 
in the view. We'll have live music from the Purple Valley Band and great deals on 
gifts for the whiskey lovers in your life!

Tour Season Ending Soon!       
Only 7 tour dates left this year! Don't miss this great opportunity to see our grain to glass approach firsthand. We'd love to show you around, so reserve your tour today!

     October 2016 Featured Cocktails

      Drunken Pumpkin concord cocktail
      1 1/2 oz. McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey
      2-3 drops Molasses Bitters
      Pumpkin Pie Soda (We love Maine Root!)

      Combine bourbon and bitters over ice. Top with             pumpkin pie soda and get spooky!
*Try it with a cinnamon sugar rim! 

      Concord Cocktail
      2 oz. McKenzie Distiller's Reserve Gin OR Seneca                  Drums Gin
      2 oz. Concord Grape Juice
      1/2 oz. St. Germain
      1 dash of Simple Syrup 
      3-4 dashes of Orange Bitters
     Combine gin, grape juice, St. Germain, simple syrup and bitters in a shaker with ice.            Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.