Elon Musk Could Become the Latest Celeb to Have a Signature Spirit

From Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka to George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila, it’s become a common trend for celebrities to invest their money in liquor companies in recent years. Now, Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk may be about make his mark on the spirits industry with a Tesla-branded tequila as well. The idea began as an April… Read more »

Whiskey Riot Festival Comes to Rochester This Weekend

-Looking for something to do this weekend? On Saturday, Sept. 15, you can check out the first Rochester Whiskey Riot Festival at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center! This event will feature more than 40 vendors offering 90 different varieties of whiskey for patrons to sample. In addition to well-known brands like Jack Daniel’s and Jameson,… Read more »

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Support Craft Beverage Makers

Over the course of the past several years, New York has established itself as one of the top producers of craft beverages in the nation. Now, Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed two bills that are designed to foster further growth in what is already a booming industry. If all goes according to plan, this new… Read more »

Southern Tier Releases Cocktails in Cans

If you attend a summer barbecue or picnic where alcoholic beverages are being served, chances are you’ll have a choice of either beer or wine. Cocktails, on the other hand, are often conspicuously absent due to the extra ingredients and materials that are needed to serve them. Recently, however, distilling companies have begun offering pre-mixed… Read more »

Black Button Distilling Will Grow Ingredients on Its Own Farm

Black Button Distilling in Rochester, N.Y. is widely regarded as one of the best craft distilleries in New York State. Since the company was founded in 2012, Black button has created a line of award-winning spirits, including gin, vodka and whiskey, and its founders take pride in being the first “grain to glass” distillery in… Read more »

California Distillery Makes Vodka From San Francisco’s Fog

When you think about the city of San Francisco, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many people, it’s the ethereal blanket of fog featured in many iconic photos of the Bay Area. San Francisco’s fog has become something of a trademark over the years, and one California distillery has finally found a… Read more »

Lockhouse Wins Big at International Spirits Competition

Did you know that New York state is now home to more than 150 distilleries? The Empire State has gained quite a reputation for its craft spirits in recent years, and some of New York’s best distillers were in Rochester earlier this month for the first annual Great American International Spirit Competition. This year, the… Read more »

Check Out the Lakeward Spirits Distillery in the Old First Ward!

Do you want to enjoy great cocktails and get a taste of Buffalo’s rich industrial history? You can do both at the Barrel Factory, a 115-year-old brick and wood building in the city’s Old First Ward neighborhood that recently became home to the Lakward Spirits Distillery and tasting room! Lakeward Spirits was founded by Steve… Read more »

Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail Is Open for Business

If you enjoy craft beverages, then you will love what’s happening in upstate New York at the moment. There are wineries, distilleries and breweries popping up all over the place, and they’re giving people the opportunity to taste all the craft beverages that the Western New York and Finger Lakers regions have to offer. In… Read more »

Upstate Wineries Celebrate 6th Annual ‘Discover Dry Rosé Event

Have you had the chance to try a dry rosé from one of New York’s many wineries? If not, the Discover Dry Rosé event in the Finger Lakes region might be just what you’re looking for. Now in its sixth year, this annual event offers a great opportunity for people to try some of Upstate… Read more »