When Rich Stabile launched Long Island Spirits distillery in Baiting Hollow in January 2007, he imagined it becoming a regional staple behind its signature drink, LiV Vodka. A decade later, as distilleries have sprouted up across the nation, Long Island Spirits has expanded to include whiskey, gin and fruit-based sorbettas, ships its products across the country and will soon export to Canada and possibly Europe. READ
Long Island Spirits in Baiting Hollow celebrates 10 years today. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Long Island potato country might have ceded that title to wine long ago, but today marks 10 years in business for the local potato vodka maker.
And owners are celebrating a decade of business with 10 percent discounts on bottles and merchandise during January.
Long Island Spirits, which makes LiV vodka, Rough Rider bourbon and whisky, Pine Barrens whisky, Deepwells gin and Sorbetta liqueurs, was officially founded on Jan. 5, 2007. It was the first distillery on Long Island since the 19th century, according to its website. The tasting room opened in June 2008. (more…)
Summer Cocktails by Maria del Mar Sacasa. (Credit: Tara Striano)
Whether you’re lounging by the pool, barbecuing on the grill or just hanging out, this season was made for summer cocktails — and that’s the title of a new book that was produced on the North Fork. (more…)
Photo by Rachel Young | Ann Corley, executive director of sales and marketing at North Fork Chocolate Company, with the company’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the production kitchen at the Calverton Business Incubator.
It’s been a good year for North Fork Chocolate Company so far, and the fall looks even brighter. This month, the Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer will launch its first retail operation out of the main food court at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.
“We’re very excited and happy to do something local for the community,” said owner Ann Corley. “It’s a new niche. There’s nothing like it here at the food court.” (more…)