Joe Myer standing with 2 bottles of vodka.

Have you tried Myer Farm Distillers Vodka?

Joe Myer with two bottles in front of him.

Joe Myer

Myer Farm Distillers is nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, amid the thriving wineries of the Cayuga Wine Trail. As a New York State Farm Distillery, they use International Certification Services certified organic grain from their own Myer Farm—one of the largest and oldest currently operating organic farms in the Northeast United States—to craft distill a range of spirits. At Myer Farm Distillers, they both plant the seed and produce the spirit.

Photo of the sign outside of Myer Farm Distillery.

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The farm is located on what was originally part of Military Lot No. 13, the town of Ovid being among a group of towns in central New York State that were known after the Revolutionary War as Military Tract Townships. The distillery production and tasting room are, in particular, located on Lot 5 of the original John V. Grove farm, overlooking Cayuga Lake from the west side of State Route 89.

The building was designed to reflect the old distilleries of Scotland. With a pagoda topped stillhouse paying homage to Scottish malt houses, finished in hand-cut and chiseled wall stone, they hope to give you a taste of the attention to detail and craftsmanship that has made them popular.

Be sure to sample their Pineapple Vodka after tasting Barrister’s “Vodka soaked Grilled Pineapple spears”.

A tall slender bottle of Maple Jack Liquer

Maplejack Liqueur is a favorite at Barrister’s

You won’t find boring food at Barrister’s Bed  and Breakfast. We discovered a Maplejack liqueur at Finger Lakes Distillery and we make a dish that we call ‘Maplejack Whipped Sweet Potatoes’. Once you try this you will be making your way to Finger Lakes Distillery to sample this great flavor all by itself. Here is the recipe for those who have asked for this delicious side dish.

Maplejack Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Peel and cut into cubes two large sweet potatoes. Place in a pot of boiling water. Then they are fork tender, drain them and whipped them until fluffy. Add 3 tablespoons of butter, 1/4 cup of Maple Syrup, a tablespoon of Maplejack (you will tend to be more generous after you taste this stuff), 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and whipped them again.  I like to add toasted pecans on top. Serve hot and enjoy!