The Mash Bill Monthly
Dear Friend of FLD:

Spring in the Finger Lakes: so full of promise and joy... and then the snow returns. Never fear, folks! The blustery winds and chilly temperatures can't stop us from planning our 9th Annual Kentucky Derby Party and pumping out some seriously good spirits, including some limited releases! Keep reading for more on our upcoming Derby Party and our latest single barrel collaboration with Lucky Hare Brewing Company.


Brian McKenzie
President, Finger Lakes Distilling
We're Off to the Races!
We've officially announced our 9th Annual Kentucky Derby Party here at Finger Lakes Distilling on Saturday, May 5th from 5 - 8 pm!

Ticket sales are live now at fingerlakesdistilling.com .

Tickets are $40/person and all inclusive of food, drinks and entertainment for the evening.
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McKenzie Rye Whiskey Rated 89 in Whisky Advocate
Local Collaboration Brings Beer Barrel Bourbon to FLD
A Note from Head Distiller, Jared Baker
We are excited to announce a new whiskey that was made in collaboration with our friends from Lucky Hare Brewing. A few months ago, we lent them two barrels that held McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey. They filled them with a tasty Russian Imperial Stout and let them rest for a bit. When it was finished, they had a new whiskey barrel-aged stout, cleverly named I Am The Liquor , and we had two new barrels to play with. We selected a special high-rye bourbon that we thought would pair well with the stout and transferred it to the beer barrels. We monitored the barrels for a few weeks, and when we thought it had the perfect flavor, dumped and bottled it for our latest McKenzie Single Barrel Release. Bottled at 90 proof, it has the perfect balance between the high-rye bourbon and a hint of the imperial stout. We are very excited about this most recent single barrel release; supplies are very limited so stop by for a taste and, if you like it, a bottle (or two)!
Tour Season Open for Booking
Booking tours at Finger Lakes Distilling is easier than ever with our new online tour calendar!

Finger Lakes Distilling offers comprehensive tours of our distillery every Saturday at 11 am from May 26th through November 24th. Join us for a walking tour through our production floor, barrel house and bottling operations, followed by a private tasting of 4 spirits of your choice with our owner or head distiller. Follow the path of our fresh local grains on their journey through our distillery to become timeless and traditional McKenzie Whiskeys.

Featured Event
Bourbon Blend Coffee Release
Join us here at FLD Saturday, April 7th from 11 am - 5 pm as we celebrate the release of a great new local collaboration with our friends at Seneca Sunrise Coffee in Watkins Glen. They'll be joining us here in our tasting room with samples of their latest coffee release - Mack's Bourbon Blend, roasted and flavored with our McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey.


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!
Featured Cocktail
I'm Laven Da Weather
Rain or shine, we're still all about spring and looking forward to sunny days and warmer weather here at FLD, so we've come up with our tasty Laven Da Weather cocktail featuring refreshing lemon and house-made lavender simple syrup!

Stop in to the tasting room during the month of April to watch us mix up one of these mystical color changing cocktails. We might even let you in on the color changing secret ingredient 😉
Finger Lakes Distilling | (607) 546-5510 | fingerlakesdistilling.com
4676 NY Route 414, Burdett, NY 14818