An apple a day might keep the doctor away but the hard cider, vodka and gin being produced by 1911 Spirits with apples grown at the Beak and Skiff orchard have people visiting in droves! One such visitor even wrote an article on (a division of with 186,258 unique monthly visitors) showcasing an array of boutique distilleries in the Finger Lakes, including 1911 Spirits.

The feature was secured by the SCVB and its Finger Lakes regional relationship with Quinn & Co. and highlights the trend coinciding with the “farm-to-table” movement and the concept of buying local, placing an emphasis on flavor and quality. Beak and Skiff is touted for more than 30 years of experience with apple cider production that branched into an offering of hard cider (2001), vodka (2010) and now apple-distilled gin made with juniper, coriander and citrus.

In addition to this placement, 1911 Spirits also received some love from celebrity chef Alton Brown via Facebook and Twitter when he was in town for his show at The Oncenter. Congratulations to 1911 Spirits on their continued success. We are proud to call you a partner or our CNY Fresh and Brew Central programs!