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“Best Spirits Grown and Made in the Finger Lakes Region” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Myer Farm Distillers

Myer Farm Distillers
Ranked #5 of 11 things to do in Ovid
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“Best Spirits Grown and Made in the Finger Lakes Region”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Having visited many of the farm distilleries in the Finger Lakes, my wife and I are of the opinion that Myer Farm is the best in the region for both their aged and un-aged spirits.

And attention to detail is certainly part of their secret:

Start with the distillery's architecture: Myer Farm's distillery roof mimics the pagoda style found among the many whisky houses in Scotland. While you'll find no functioning malt kiln inside the distillery (traditional pagoda roofs act as ventilation for malt kilns), there is a nice view of the distillery's copper pot still from the tasting room.

Next, ingredients. Myer Farm is one of a very few distilleries in the United States who grow the grain they use to make their spirits. Said another way, beware of the fact that you are drinking estate grown spirits when you drink Myer Farm.

Finally, the good stuff - i.e., Myer Farm's spirits. What's obvious is that Master Distillers Joe and Mark are obsessed with quality. (And we're still wondering how and where they learned to make their cuts so well.) Every time we bring a bottle home with us, we eventually taste it against like spirits produced in New York State. The result: Myer Farm spirits achieve a complexity that regularly outweigh their peers.

A few examples:

- Try the corn whiskey. We absolutely love the mouthfeel on this spirit (viscous, almost chewy) and they bottle it at a lower proof than you'll find most other corn whiskeys.

- Try the ginger vodka. And if you like it, buy a bottle and try it with Q. Ginger Ale. My wife was experimenting with cocktails and the "Ginger Ginger" made with Myer Farm Ginger Vodka is now a regular at the gatherings we host.

- Try the John Myer Wheat Whiskey. The first time I tried this spirit, I couldn't believe its length and finish considering the year + it had spent in the barrel. (Note: We hear that they have a number of barrels they've set aside for longer aging.)

But don't take my word for it. Go for a visit and see if you're experience matches what I've reported here.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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14 reviews
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“For the spirit lover in all of us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

I first visited Myer farm distillers when they opened their doors, and have been a fan all along. I am pleasantly surprised at the unique flavors and smoothness of each batch they have produced. A once avid light rum drinker, I've actually enjoyed their gin on the rocks with lime zest. Its unique profile is so versatile, and a great surprise for those who are overwhelmed and unimpressed by a heavy dose of juniper. Each staff member I've met has been warm and friendly, and usually a apart of the Myer family. I'm glad to see them doing so well. The tasting room is clean, modern and its great to have a sneak peak into the production facility. With a still that grand, who wouldn't want to show it off.

Visited August 2013
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Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

Wonderful product, great company, exceptional value for small batch, organic, hand-crafted liquid heaven....makes a great change up from wine tasting all day...not complaining of course

Visited August 2013
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Honeoye Falls, New York, United States
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“Worth the detour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Wonderful proprietors and great location. Unique product with even better stuff coming. We will be back for the Bourbon and Single Malt. For now we'll do our part to contribute to the cash flow!

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Highlight of a tour of NY State Distilleries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

The entire staff of Brandy Library in Tribeca, NYC (www.brandylibrary.com) took a trip through NY State to explore its craft distilleries. Joe and John Myer, and Mark Thomas could not have been more gracious hosts as 10 of us descended upon them all at once! We had an extensive tour of the facility, tasted their very fine spirits, enjoyed some host-made raspberry cobbler, chewed on John Myer's wheat (which tastes just like watermelon), and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. A must-visit if you're in the Finger Lakes area.

Visited May 2013
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