Sip and Savor: "Fire, Water & Grain: The Story of Empire Rye" Documentary to Mesmerize Whiskey Enthusiasts Worldwide–June 14th on Amazon Prime, Apple TV & more.
The Balas Brothers, in partnership with Filmhub, are delighted to announce the upcoming release of their highly anticipated documentary, "Fire, Water & Grain: The Story of Empire Rye," across a diverse range of channels and platforms. Get ready to raise your glasses and embark on a captivating journey into the world of Empire Rye whiskey as the film launches JUNE 14th, 2023 on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and TUBI TV with more coming soon, ensuring a global audience can savor every moment of this extraordinary experience.
Indulge your senses as "Fire, Water & Grain" transports viewers into the heart of Empire Rye’s historical production process. The Balas Brothers have expertly crafted a visually stunning masterpiece, offering a whiskey journey that tantalizes the taste buds and ignites the imagination. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty that unfolds on screen, as every frame pays homage to the artistry and passion behind Empire Rye.
Joining forces with an all-star cast of whiskey luminaries, including Clay Risen (NY Times Journalist), Colin Spoelman (Head Distiller, Kings County Distillery), Ralph Erenzo (Distiller), Nicole Austin (Head Distiller, George Dickel), Carlo Devito (Author, "The Spirit of Rye"), Allen Katz (Founder, New York Distilling), Christopher Briar (Master Distiller, Coppersea), Frank Tantillo (Farmer), Jason Barret (Founder, Black Button Distilling), Brian McKenzie (Head Distiller, Finger Lakes Distilling), Brendan O'Rourke (Head Distiller, Hudson Whiskey), and Daric Schlesselman (Head Distiller, Van Brunt), this documentary weaves together the expertise and passion of these whiskey connoisseurs, painting a vibrant portrait of Empire Rye's profound impact.
"Whiskey is an amazing doorway into a world of beautiful stories, and we are just glad to have walked through one with Empire Rye," says Ryan Balas, Co-Director of the film. "Making a film with some of the country's best distillers and working together to create something truly special, all from our home state of New York, is too good a story not to tell. If it comes with some flights of exceptional whiskey to try... Well, that's just the cost of doing business."
With the unwavering support of their partners, The Balas Brothers eagerly anticipate a summer and fall filled with whiskey-fueled excitement and event-based screenings, as they share their passion for New York Whiskey with the world. They raise their glasses and extend heartfelt gratitude for the support they have received throughout the filmmaking process. Inspired by the accomplishments of the spirits industry, they are dedicated to crafting a film that leaves whiskey lovers spellbound, elevating the narrative of Empire Rye to new heights.
The film was directed by real-life Brothers, Ryan Balas and Alec Balas and co-executive produced by Craig Dacey.