Wine Enthusiast 88 points - Reminiscent of tea with honey, this bottling is a collaboration between a whiskey producer and a honey purveyor, both from upstate New York. The three year-old rye is infused with a “slight amount” of raw local honey, creating a light-bodied, drying whiskey, with notes of cedar and black tea, and slightly a sweet honey accent on the finish
New York Honey Whiskey is our handcrafted rye infused with late-summer honey produced in the Northwest Catskill Mountains. Handcrafted 80 proof New York rye is infused with our late-summer honey for a smooth, wonderfully complex spirit with rich notes of toffee, vanilla and smoky spice. Sip it on its own or blend it into a memorable cocktail. With a hint of mellow sweetness that rounds out the edges, itís a game-changer for those afraid of the dark.
|The Finger Lakes Distilling story begins in 2007, when Brian McKenzie of Elmira, N.Y., met Thomas Earl McKenzie of Monroeville, Ala., at a craft distiller’s conference.
The two men aren’t related, but they did discover they shared a passion for high-quality, distilled spirits.
Brian, a former bank vice-president, had experience in finance and was interested in starting his own business. Thomas Earl’s background included wine-making, brewing, farming and consulting for distilleries. It was a fateful meeting - and a great match of talents to start a new distillery.
Today, they are well on their way to realizing a dream of working with good friends and family to create products they can offer with pride.