Sunday, March 29, 2009

A peach picking party

400 lbs of peaches to pit. Seemed pretty intimidating, but we finished them off in a couple hours this past Saturday. Also had time to get started on our first flavored vodka using local berries. More info on that soon.

The peaches were from a local supplier that froze them for us at the end of the season last summer. What will be the finished product from our efforts? You'll have to visit this summer to find out.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A visit from Felicia

On Saturday, Thomas and I spent some time with Amelia and Leah from Felicia's Atomic Lounge in Ithaca. We had a great time discussing distillation, the local food movement and well crafted cocktails.

You can read about their experience here.

We're looking forward to working with our new friends to create some great concoctions for - what we hope to be - mutual cocktail-loving customers.

Next time you're in Ithaca, stop by Felicia's at 508 West State Street.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Distillery mentioned in NY Magazine

We were mentioned in the recent 5-Point Weekend Escape plan on NY Magazine's website. The feature which focused on Seneca Lake, was written by travel writer, Jean Tang, who visited us a couple of months ago. You can see it here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Interview - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Wine Blog

We were recently interviewed by Sheila Livadas who writes a wine blog for the Rochester newspaper. You can see it here.

A visit from a Spiritual Advisor

Chris Carlsson from dropped by a couple of weeks ago to see our set-up. Chris has visited numerous distilleries, is an expert mixologist, and also is very knowledgeable about the history of distilling.

He also is a pretty good photographer - here are the photos from his visit: