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OriGINal Gin Workshop

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This workshop is designed specifically for groups of 1-8 people to create their own blend of gin, distill it, and receive 40 bottles (375 mL) of their own masterful creation! This program is great for friends or families, corporate retreats, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or even a solo venture. Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or a botanical novice, the OriGINal Gin Workshop is fun, educational and rewarding for everyone! The purpose of the OriGINal Gin program is to provide your group with the opportunity to create a unique gin blend that’s just perfect for your taste. You will have a hand in every single step of the process, from botanical selection all the way down to applying the labels to the bottles yourself. Your complete package includes: • Meet FLD Founder & President Brian McKenzie and FLD Head Distiller Jared Baker, Ph.D. • Full hands-on involvement in the production of your gin, including botanical sampling and gin formulating session, grinding botanicals and running your original gin recipe on our “Wee Still” • Complete tour of the Finger Lakes Distilling facility, including Q&A • Class on the history and production of gin led by Brian McKenzie (snacks provided) • Handwriting and applying your own label to the bottles to reflect your OriGINal gin recipe • 40 (375 mL) bottles of your OriGINal Gin to be split among your group. Please allow 2-4 business days for your gin to be bottled and ready for pick up/delivery. The OriGINal Gin Workshop is all about you, so you get to choose when you would like to schedule your session! We ask that you plan your workshop with us a minimum of two weeks ahead by contacting Pat at or (607) 546-5510, ext. 11 with a few dates that would work for you. The workshop lasts approximately 4-4.5 hours, so we recommend you start at either 9 am or 1 pm. The OriGINal Gin Workshop is priced at $1,000 total. This includes all of the fun listed above in The What section, and can be divided among your group.

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Finger Lakes Distilling

4676 State Route 414
Burdett, NY 14818
(607) 546-5510

Bringing Spirit to Finger Lakes Wine Country!

No matter the season, you'll be amazed by the flavors and views at Finger Lakes Distilling. We're a premier New York craft distillery, creating high-quality whiskey, gin, brandy, grappa, and liqueurs in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes. We hand-craft our products using local grains, farm-fresh fruits and time-honored techniques to produce artisan spirits that you'll love to sip and share.

Reservation required for groups of 12 or more.