First Licensed Distillery on Long Island since 1800s Begins Production
Long Island Spirits Begins Crafting LiV™ Vodka
BAITING HOLLOW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Long Island Spirits Inc. (2182 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow, NY, 631-630-9322) has announced the receipt of their Federal and New York State license to begin production as a craft distillery. Officially the first licensed distillery on Long Island since the 1800s, Long Island Spirits will now begin crafting their world-class spirit LiV™ (rhymes with 5) vodka. For each batch of LiV™ vodka, only the highest quality ingredients will be used, including the celebrated Long Island potato, thus making it the only vodka truly “made on” Long Island. In fact 9,000 lbs of Long Island potatoes will be used to produce each single batch of LiV™ vodka.
“We have done extensive research and consultations with experts to yield a recipe that includes the Long Island potato blended with other grains. The potato provides smoothness, while the grains add a crisp touch. Purified water is the final ingredient.”
Long Island Spirits distillery is located in a scenic barn on an 80-acre potato farm on the idyllic North Fork. The North Fork is known for its outstanding wineries, and Long Island Spirits continues to uphold and elevate the reputation of products coming from the area. The distillery equipment is comprised of twin custom-made 650-liter copper stills direct from Germany. Long Island Spirits owner and head distiller Rich Stabile offers, “We have done extensive research and consultations with experts to yield a recipe that includes the Long Island potato blended with other grains. The potato provides smoothness, while the grains add a crisp touch. Purified water is the final ingredient.” The end product offers a smooth flavor capturing the consumer’s attention with an exceptional taste profile.
As production begins today, a couple of weeks will be spent perfecting the product. Stabile will be executing his much-researched recipes and tasting the product until he achieves his goal with an ultra premium vodka. “In the distilling process,” Stabile explains, “the hands-on small-batch method is how the world’s finest vodka’s are created.” Stabile’s partner Dan Pollicino adds, “We will be intimately involved in tasting each batch at various points along the way to ensure quality and consistency at the end.” They expect LiV™ vodka to be on shelves in April.
For further information please visit www.lispirits.com.