|Jay poses outside the Finger Lakes Distillery|
The beautiful distillery sits on the hills overlook Seneca Lake. Just a little ways from Watkins Glen and the speedway there, the Glen Thunder White Whiskey pays tribute to the bootleggers who gave birth to stock car auto racing in America. The gin and some of the fruit liqueurs I also found to be especially interesting. The scenery all around the distillery is fantastic, especially when copper stills and oak barrels highlight your view! This is definitely an artisan distillery to check out if you're ever in the Finger Lakes area of New York. Amid all the vineyards and wineries, your palate will appreciate a little whiskey break!
Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.