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We are opening a new distillery in Honeoye Falls, NY, and are looking for donations to help us open up our tasting room.
89 backers pledged $20,200 to help bring this project to life.

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Who are we

Honeoye Falls Distillery is a new producer of handcrafted spirits in the village of Honeoye Falls, NY. We are owned and operated by an independent group of motivated partners from Honeoye Falls and Syracuse. Our goal is to represent the best tastes our region has to offer. To achieve this we will source all of our ingredients locally in order to give our customers a true grain-to-glass experience. We strive to provide handcrafted spirits in small batches without compromise.

Our Spirits

Initially we will be producing three classes of spirits. First is our “Frozen Falls” Vodka. This craft Vodka is made in honor of the annual freezing-over of the Honeoye Falls. Truly a sight to behold, the water halts to a standstill…frozen in the sharp bitter cold of a Western New York winter. When we think of premium handcrafted Vodka, we want to represent a similar experience. Clean, crisp and pure. Distilled from local grains, this Vodka represents a moment frozen in time where you can contemplate the serene landscape...and tastes…before you.
 
Next is our “Devil’s Bathtub” Gin, which is a mischievous twist on a traditional dry style of gin. Using our in house rye vodka as a base, we've developed a unique flavor profile that highlights the pine character of juniper while balancing it with a creative concoction of 10 botanicals. Challenge yourself to experience new flavors and aromas like never before. Don’t settle for comfort; find the Devil inside of you.

Finally, we will be releasing our “Lantern Light” whiskey which will represent the fullest form of flavor our town has to offer. Through this spirit you can experience the fields of local grains that provide a truly unique and exciting character. Dominated mostly by rye, this whiskey is defined by a commanding spicy and earthy flavor profile that will challenge you. As you enjoy responsibly through the night, let Lantern Light lead the way.


How you can help

Honeoye Falls Distillery has been in the works for almost two years. Currently, we hold conditional state approval and our federal license is on track. We are in the process of constructing our production facility so that we can bring you our craft spirits as soon as possible, but we need your help! .... Every dollar raised will go into the design and construction of our tasting room. We want you to be able to come visit our facility and enjoy our craft spirits on site with us. To do that we need to raise $20,000 in order to offset some of the costs of the tasting room. For every dollar donated up to our goal of $20,000, we will match.

 Basic Goal

Our kickstarter goal is to raise $20,000 USD.  This will go directly towards constructing and getting our tasting room up and running.

Stretch Goal

Our stretch goal is $30,000 USD. If we hit this we will be able to apply for our tavern license and be able to serve NY State beer and wine in our tasting room. This will be in addition to our cocktails we will already be serving.

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Risks and challenges

The biggest risk that comes with opening up a distillery are all of the approval and licensing processes. We are happy to report that much of this risk is minimized as we have already received our conditional NY State license and the Federal TTB licensing is tracking to plan. We have met all approvals from the village of Honeoye Falls and have gotten nothing but support and welcoming from the community.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    *We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
    *You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    *We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.
    *You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.
    *You will also get 4 coasters with the Honeoye Falls DIstillery logo

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    * Distillery tour package for 2 people before we open, includes 2 free tasting glasses.
    * Your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    * Distillery tour package for 2 people before we open, includes 2 free tasting glasses.
    * You will get a Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirt
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    * Distillery tour package for 4 people before we open, includes 4 free tasting glasses.
    * We will send you a Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirt or Honeoye Falls Distillery Polo.
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    * Distillery tour package for 4 people before we open, includes 4 free tasting glasses.
    * You will receive 2 Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirts or 2 Honeoye Falls Distillery polos
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    * We invite you and 3 guests (4 people total) to our pre-opening party.
    * Distillery tour package for 4 people before we open, includes 4 free tasting glasses.
    * You will receive 2 Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirts or 2 Honeoye Falls Distillery polos
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.
    * There will also be a plaque in the tasting room with your name on it.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    * We will give you 4 vouchers for a free tour package once a month for the whole year, includes 4 free tasting glasses. You can give the vouchers to friends and family for them to enjoy the experience as well.
    * We invite you and 3 guests (4 people total) to our pre-opening party.
    * You will receive 2 Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirts or 2 Honeoye Falls Distillery polos
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and a shout out on our Facebook page.
    * There will also be a plaque in the tasting room with your name on it.

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    Pledge $1,200 or more About $1,200

    * Have you always wanted to take a private mixologist class? Now is the time to do it! A free mixologist class for 10 people.
    * We will give you 4 vouchers for a free tour package once a month for the whole year, includes 4 free tasting glasses. You can give the vouchers to friends and family for them to enjoy the experience as well.
    * We invite you and 3 guests (4 people total) to our pre-opening party.
    * You will receive 2 Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirts or 2 Honeoye Falls Distillery polos
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, a shout out on our Facebook page.
    * There will also be a plaque in the tasting room with your name on it.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    * You and twenty (20) of your closest friends will have private access to our tasting room after we have opened. This includes a tour, h'orderves and a few other fun surprises.
    * We will also send you 2 Devil's Bathtub Gin logo t-shirts or 2 Honeoye Falls Distillery polos
    * You will get your name on our sponsors page on our website, and shout out on our Facebook page
    * You will get your name on a plaque in the tasting room.

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Funding period

- (60 days)