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Monday, March 10, 2008

Long Island Gets Vodka Distillery

Long Island Spirits Inc. of Baiting Hollow, N.Y., is the first licensed distillery on Long Island since the 1800s after receiving federal and New York state permits to begin production.

The company plans to begin distilling LiV vodka, using 9,000 pounds of Long Island potatoes per batch. The company's still is located in a barn on a potato farm on Long Island's North Fork. which is one of the top wine regions on the east coast.

The company hopes to have its first bottles of LiV on store shelves by April. You can get more information at www.lispirits.com.

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