Thursday, July 30, 2009

Coverage by Finger Lakes Wine Country

Finger Lakes Wine Country listed our distillery as one of the top 100 places to visit in the region this summer. This organization has done a fantastic job promoting the Finger Lakes as a destination and we are fortunate to have their support.

I also spoke to Morgen McLaughlin on her weekly web-based radio show yesterday morning. You can check it out here:

Listen to Morgen Mclaughlin on Blog Talk Radio

Tasting @ GCP in Elmira tomorrow night

Thomas and I will be doing a tasting at GCP in Elmira tomorrow night from 3-6 pm. Stop by to try some of our Vintner's Vodka, Vintner's Wildberry Vodka, Seneca Drums Gin, and Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FLD comes to Rochacha

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle ran a small blurb on our opening today.

We have just started distribution in that market and our products can now be found at Century-Pittsford Wines, Lisa's Liquor Barn, and Marketview Liquors. We hope to make our products more widely available in the coming months.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

FLD on Eating Ithaca

We spent a morning last week with Dave Cameron, host of Eating Ithaca, a blog and podcast about local eating in the greater Ithaca area. Dave has been a great supporter of our business from the beginning. Tune in to this episode as Dave interviews me about the origins of Finger Lakes Distilling and Thomas Earl conducts a tasting of our current product line.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blueberry Liqueur is now available!

Everyone's been waiting for our latest product release. Well, we hustled yesterday (bottling, labelling etc) to make it available for the weekend. It's our Blueberry Liqueur, made from our own grape spirit and fresh local blueberries. It has a natural sweetness and works well as an after dinner drink or over some ice cream. Come try it out - our tasting room is open 11-5 daily.


We've had a bunch of four-legged visitors here at the distillery this weekend. It's the annual Grapehound Wine Tour weekend, where greyhound owners from all across the country gather here in the Finger Lakes to celebrate this unique breed. All the dogs have been very well behaved and have enjoyed our complimentary martini-glass dog treats.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Big Weekend

Construction is finally complete and product is ready, so we're opening the doors at 11 a.m. tomorrow. We'll be sampling and selling our initial product line (Vintner's Vodka, Vintner's Wildberry, Seneca Drums Gin, Glen Thunder Corn Whiskey, Maplejack liqueur and Cassis liqueur). We'll be open daily from 11-5 through the rest of the tourist season.

We're also going to have a presence at the Finger Lakes Wine Festival this weekend. Unfortunately, we can't pour our spirits, but we'll be selling FLD merchandise and will also have some great daily raffles.

Hope to see you this weekend, either at the distillery or over at the track.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gin cocktail idea from A Thirsty Spirit

Gotta try this out...

Enjoyed a couple over 4th of July weekend. Nice summer drink.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tasting at Red Feet this Thursday

Thomas and I will be doing a tasting this Thursday (7/9) from 5-7 pm at Red Feet Wine Market & Spirits Provisions. Red Feet is located at 435 Franklin St in Ithaca. If you are in the area, please stop by to say hello and to taste some of our award winning vodka and gin.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Join our team.

We're looking for some high energy, well spoken individuals to join our tasting room staff. A passion for well crafted spirits is a big plus. A desire to give our visitors a meaningful experience is essential. Most positions will be part-time: a few days a week, 7-8 hour shifts.

If you're interested in being a part of this exciting new addition to Finger Lakes Wine Country, please email us at