• Finger Lakes/Brooklyn pickling connection

08 Jun

The Mackenzie boys at Finger Lakes Distilling like to branch out. In addition to their numerous spirits, they have been working with Brooklyn Brine to create a line of food products sold at their Schuyler County facility.

The first product was Whiskey Sour Pickles. Now, the two companies have teamed up to create Whiskey Barrel Sauerkraut.

Brooklyn Brine, which creates a variety of products using produce from New York State growers, ferments hand-cut cabbage with lemons and spices in Finger Lakes Distilling oak whiskey barrels. The finished product has gone on sale at the distillery gift shop for $9. The products also are available at Brooklyn Brine’s online store.


Finger Lakes Distilling, located in the town of Burdett, is owned by Brian McKenzie and Thomas Earl McKenzie — related only through business.

In addition to the new food product, they also announced they have named Glenn Grottenthaler “tasting room captain.” He has been working at the tasting bar since it opened in July of last year and is leading the tasting room team.

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