With over 120 wineries dotting the landscape of the Finger Lakes region, it was almost inevitable that interest in fine spirits would prompt local wine makers and farmers to experiment with distilling. Now with more than a half dozen distilling operations throughout the region crafting impressive local spirits, joining both the expanding brewery industry and resurging hard cider movement, adult beverages of all types can be found in and around Schuyler County and throughout the Finger Lakes Region. 

Similar to the established wineries, most locally-made spirits are sourced from locally-grown ingredients, as these distilleries leverage their immediate access to various crops from one of the best grape-growing regions in the state, as well as local farms for corn, rye, barley and other grains. Whatever flavor you crave, local distilleries offer a change of taste and a range of beverages to satisfy every palate.