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Finger Lakes Distilling

The Finger Lakes Distilling story begins in 2007, when Brian McKenzie of Elmira, NY decided to quit his job as vice president of a community bank in upstate to open the first standalone distillery in the Finger Lakes region. Since then, FLD has continued to grow and expand their product line without losing the handcrafted, small batch flavors of the Finger Lakes.

The Finger Lakes area of New York is home to many wineries and farms that produce excellent ingredients for distilling, so it was a perfect place for them. They buy all their ingredients as locally as possible and work to minimize waste, including giving their spent grain to local farms to feed livestock and using reclaimed wood to build their floors and bar.

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