Finger Lakes Distilling - La Bourgade Neighbors

Photo: Finger Lakes Distilling

Photo: Finger Lakes Distilling

Touting an expansive view of Seneca lake and a building design inspired by the whisky distilleries of Scotland, Finger Lakes Distilling beckons you into its establishment—even from Route 414. An impressive, hand-crafted operation, Finger Lakes Distilling produces a large profile of products, including a well-known and nationwide McKenzie Whiskey line, as well as vodka, gin, brandy, and liqueurs. In a region known for its grapes, Finger Lakes Distilling, only one mile from La Bourgade on Seneca, is proof that upstate New York offers more than just good Riesling. 

Local Favorites Amongst Finger Lakes Residents

“There’s something for everyone here. Our gin — specifically Seneca Drums — is a local favorite,” said Katie Budd, Marketing Coordinator at Finger Lakes Distilling.

“[Seneca Drums] is a representation of the life that people enjoy while here on the lake. The gin’s not traditional. It’s light. It’s citrus forward. It’s a representation of our region, and all of the fun you can have here on the lake.”


Eighth Annual Derby Party

Finger Lakes Distilling is hosting their annual Derby Party on May 6 from 5-8pm. Throw on your best Derby Day attire, and enjoy an evening of live music by the Notorious Stringbusters, house cocktails, local beer and wine, and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Tickets available for $35


Hours of Operation

Daily, 11am-5pm


Distance to La Bourgade on Seneca

Less than one mile.

Photos: Finger Lakes Distilling

Each month in La Bourgade Neighbors we feature wineries, distilleries, and restaurants that—like us—call the Finger Lakes home. From upcoming events to favorite local delicacies (and wines, of course), we share the top upstate New York destinations to add to your social calendar. To request a feature, email with the subject line “La Bourgade Neighbors”.